If my calculations are right, this is just about the time of the summer that parents of school aged children are feeling a teensy bit desperate. If you are looking for things to do to build fun and structure into your summer, read on.
I am adamant about taking my ten-year-old son Leo on as many excursions as possible: to stores, movies, restaurants, parks, and other destinations.
Leo may have intense autism, but he is an able-bodied and energetic boy who craves adventure. And we want Leo to be a boy-about-town so he gets used to being part of our community, and our community gets used to him.
Outings aren't always easy. But I have no intention of leaving Leelo home if there's a chance of success. I do not care if other people think he behaves strangely or makes funny noises; as long as he is not harming or interrupting anyone, we carry on with heads raised, meeting stranger's stares with confident and unapologetic smiles that I will admit to having practiced in the bathroom mirror. Here are some of the tactics that make excursions with Leo, and hopefully some of his friends, a bit easier:
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