Thoughts and illustrations on living on the autism spectrum.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Gift of Adventure

I have been thinking about this post from thautcast: The Best Gifts for Autistic People: Experiences.
The very best gift you can give any autistic person, especially a child, is an experience.
It is especially important to take kids with autism out into the real world to see and interact with real things...
[T]hey can be especially challenging for us. We can be especially challenging during them.
But we need to go...
These experiences, the ones that give us the world and help us find our place in it, are the gifts we need most.
Please give them to us.
This rings very true for me. I don’t need a lot of stuff. I am saving for a tablet, but what matters most to me at this point is experiences.

Recently I had a memorable travel experience, which I was all but forced to go on. I attended a house party this summer, because my friend invited me. I've had to drag myself into many adventures, some that I was glad to have, and others that were not so successful.

The best gift I could get for myself this holiday would be an experience. What are your suggestions for adventures I can give myself?

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!