One aspect of ASD is the importance of routine. The need for familiarity can make areas of life such as family vacations challenging. The following video shares with you the story of Charlene and how she prepared for a family holiday that would meet the needs of her autistic son while ensuring that the rest of the family also had everything they needed to have a great time. The trip was full of moments, such as an earthquake, that would challenge even the most seasoned traveler. Charlene’s story highlights how preparation and positivity can make the most challenging situations not only a success but an opportunity to make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.