fieldtrip Category

Top Tips: New Adventures

(My train loving girl) Arizona has a high level of interest in transportation of all kinds. She spends countless hours reading about and watching videos of trains, especially. In Los Angeles, she’s excited to ride on the Metro whenever she can. Every time she takes a ride though, she chooses the same exact route to get […]

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Autism Awareness: Sesame Place

(Sesame Place opening April 28, 2018 @ 10am!) Amazing news for families like mine! The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards has designated Sesame Place (located in Langhorne, PA) as the first theme park in the (entire) world to be a Certified Autism Center. Opening its doors on April 28 at 10am, guests […]

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It’s Cool to Fly American

(Plane FUN!) Arizona and I were invited to participate in the AT&T and HollyRod Foundation event hosted by the American Airlines Abilities Employee Business Resource Group at LAX this past weekend. “It’s Cool to Fly American” is an “airport experience and rehearsal” event, having already taken place in airports across the country and finally coming […]

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A Trip to Disneyland

(Cotton Candy deliciousness) Last weekend, we took Arizona to Disneyland for the first time. We figured that now, at age 10, she would be able to handle the sensory stimuli from the park. We purchased tickets online and started prepping for the visit. Whenever doing something new, it’s important to plan ahead as much as […]

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The Movies : A Sensory Guide

  (Zootopia date!) Arizona enjoys watching tv and movies at home, but has a hard time going to the theater. I’ve taken her to a few shows over the years but most of those outings have ended in disaster. It can be overwhelming for her : the extreme volume pumping through the speakers, 25 minutes […]

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A Trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific

(Arizona checking out the jellyfish) Last week, I was a chaperone for a school trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. I wasn’t planning on going, but Arizona’s aide had an important appointment that day, so I took her place. I adore all of the other first graders and it is always […]

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