I love to travel and always imagined that having kids would not much slow me down. Then my husband and I took a trip with Science Kid while I was pregnant with Word Boy. We did not yet know was that less than a year later Science Kid would be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, but the trip made it clear that travel would not be something easy with our oldest son.
I’m a planner but having a child with special needs takes it to a whole new level. I find that traveling with a child with special needs requires as much logistical planning as deploying a brigade!