Hunting is a way of life in Louisiana. Our traditions have been depicted through popular television shows such as: Duck Dynasty and Swamp People. Although there are some exaggerations on TV, most Louisiana natives enjoy the outdoors and want to share that pastime with our children. Passing on these traditions can be difficult for parents with children who have Autism and other related disorders. In this article, I would like to share some tips on how to help your children enjoy a day of hunting.
Children with Autism can have difficulty transitioning from one setting to another. It is important that we prepare them for what it will be like at the camp, deer stand, or duck blind. Following these tips can increase the likelihood for successful transition:
Create a Safe Environment:
Children with Autism and related disorders often utilize accommodations to adapt to their environment. Keeping them safe and happy should be our number one concern. Here are a few tips to assist in providing a safe and happy hunt.
Keep the Goal in Mind:
Remember, these trips are not about your conquest of a trophy duck or a limit of ducks. The goal of the trip is to help your child enjoy the great outdoors and share in the traditions we so greatly love. If you are planning to enjoy the great outdoors with your child or have an tips or questions please post a comment.