Quinten Visits the Beach A Story About Coping with Autism by Nikki C
Are you or someone you know coping with autism? If so, join Quinten on his adventure to the beach. Quinten is an energetic, brave little boy. He has a passion for cars, trains, trucks, and anything with wheels that turn in a circle is exciting and infectious for him. When we watch him read, count, and problem-solve, his intellect never ceases to amaze us. However, Quinten does struggle with effectively communicating some of his needs, thoughts, and feelings. Certain sensory elements are also difficult for him, and his routine being disrupted can be a challenge. So, when a trip to the beach was introduced as a part of his day, it was not a surprise that Quinten reacted with overwhelming anxiety with some elements of this environment. However, his family allows him to cope and process with this new environment. Understanding the importance of allowing him to figure out how to exist in places that may not be comfortable is the family's biggest goal for Quinten. Will Quinten find out how to survive in a beach environment or, will this be his last time coming to the beach because he is unable to cope? Will autism hold Quinten back or, will it bring a new adventure forward?