By Gina Gibson, Fraser Occupational Therapist and Sensory Inclusion Specialist • July 09, 2020
Many kids struggle with long car rides. But for people with autism, sensory needs or other disabilities, even a short car trip can be hard. They may feel uncertainty of what will happen at the destination, and the sensory elements of the ride like the motion, noises and sights can be overwhelming. They also have to remain seated and buckled in, which may feel too restrictive.
Here are some strategies from Fraser Sensory Inclusion Specialist Gina Gibson to help make your next car ride a positive experience for your loved one.
How to prepare for your trip:
Here are some sensory tools that may help:
These visual tools can motivate and soothe your loved one:
If your loved one needs further support, please call Fraser at 612-767-7222 to make an appointment with a therapist for more individualized support.