10. Begin to prepare your child for the idea of a new surrounding long before your trip is to take place.
Because many children with Autism thrive in familiarity and sometimes shy away from the unfamiliar, it’s so important to begin to introduce the idea of a journey to the Magic Kingdom to your child before ever going to the park. If long periods of anticipation make your child anxious, wait until only days before your trip to tell him or her. If your child needs more time to become familiar with the idea of a new setting, share the news with him or her weeks or even months before your trip. You’re the expert on your child, so choose when to share your upcoming plans based on his or her comfort level.