If you're the parent of an autistic child, you're always having to make decisions about whether or not various scenarios will affect your child in a negative way. It can be tough to say which way things will go. When @jeewizz88 brought her son to his first concert (Coldplay), she knew he would love the light show, but worried the conflicting noises might send him into a meltdown. Luckily, things went super smoothly...and her son's face when the lights start flashing is just priceless.
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So inspiring to see! Who knows, maybe concerts will end up becoming a favorite activity for this kid. He was definitely able to self-regulate and enjoy himself, and that's a huge deal. Super helpfully for other parents, @jeewizz88 listed some of the things she did with her son to ensure things went off without a hitch. "If you have an autistic child and are prepared to leave if they get overwhelmed, take the chance and take them to a concert," she wrote. "Things that help our night go smoothly - preparing him for weeks on what to expect. Crisis planning, ear defenders, seats in the media box which are more spaced out." The planning made everything worth it! It's such a huge deal that this family was able to have a good night out together doing something they never thought they'd be able to do.