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Old 06-30-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Question Anybody with Autistic kids?

Just curious if anyone else on here has Autistic kids. I have three boys and all three are something special. First boy was born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD - hence my screen name) and had open heart surgery as an infant. That was tough but he came through with flying colors and is doing great now. My second and third boys are both Autistic... As hard as dealing with the CHD was, working with what feels like never ending therapy sessions is proving to be just as difficult if not more so.

On the positive side, they are both fairly high functioning and love therapy. All my boys love being outside and camping. We went from a pop-up to a smaller TT to our current TT as we added kids. We try and go 3-5 times a year if not more and stick mainly with state parks. Only big place we camp is Disney Fort Wilderness and we're not sure if we'll keep doing that or not.

Met lots of other families locally with Autistic kids and a lot of them like the outdoors but most had not camped.

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Old 07-01-2014, 05:16 AM   #2
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My cousin has an autistic boy, about 40 years old now, and fighting cancer. He loves to camp. They have been camping with him since he was born. They just got a new TT, a bunk house model and he loves having his own room. They would camp every weekend if they could. When they can't, he will driveway camp. We enjoy camping with them when we can. Yes it's a lot of work. But it sure is worth it.
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