By Jeremy Farrell of AutismDriving.com (article republished with permission)
Road trips are a fairly common feature of American life. Some people love them, and some people hate them, but we all have those long drives where it takes several hours to arrive at a location. While people can certainly drive for several hours, and many even enjoy it (autistic individuals included), it can often be full of stress and surprises. This is especially true because people’s moods typically change over the course of a day. As an autistic individual myself, I know how fast a road trip can go from being great to feeling like it is a heavy burden to continue. It is a natural process of how human bodies operate every day. And whether we like it or not, our mood impacts our driving in various ways. Road trips can be a good time, or even just a means to end for an autistic individual, but it doesn’t have to be something to fear! In this blog post, I am going to dive into how to have a safe and successful road trip as an autistic individual! Though I feel this advice could likely help many people outside of the autistic community.