Meltdown At A Hockey Game

Meltdown At A Hockey Game

(upbeat music) – [Asa] So I tweeted about
just sharing the video, the movie review from Loop. This made my year, made my year. – What?
– Someone said, “Thank you for the thoughtful
review Fathering Autism, “#LoopDirector Erica and the
rest of us who worked on it. “Watched your videos to help
us understand and learn, “so it’s extra special to
know you like the short. “Thank you for sharing intimate
glimpses of your life.” – Dude! – [Asa] So last night
when we were watching it, and you were like, “They’ve
watched our vlogs.” Like that’s (laughs). – That’s, Are you serious? – [Asa] Yeah. – That’s so cool.
– Isn’t that cool? – I was like, “Oh my
gosh, this little girl “is stemming just like Abbie,
and then they’re are like, “oh yeah, by the way, that’s your kid.” – [Asa] We watched your vlogs. – That’s so cool. – [Asa] Isn’t that amazing? – Huh. I wouldn’t have expected that. I was joking. – [Asa] I know. – Maybe you’ll get
called to assist sometime to be a technical assistant, or something like that,
production assistant. – [Priscilla] We don’t
hang out on the counter. – Give you one of those
little canvas chairs with Asa on the back of it. – I’m just, I am so proud. Like, I think Disney+ had
like 40 million downloads, the first day, so that
many people have access to this kind of content,
that we got to be a part of, you know, by sharing our story. So proud. – [Isaiah] That’s crazy. – Yeah. – [Isaiah] I wouldn’t have expected that. – [Asa] Me either. – I mean we’re cool and all of that, I wouldn’t have expected that. – It would have been nice to
have the credits on there. – [Asa] That’d be neat yeah. – [Isaiah] Appreciate it. – [Asa] Abbie, can you believe it? You’re inspirational. Abbie, it’s died sweet girl. There’s actually a piece
of glass right here that’s sticking out. – Oh really?
– Yeah. It keeps hitting spacebar though. It’s filled in a password for iTunes, with nothing but spaces. – Aww, how sweet. – [Asa] I don’t think we’re
gonna resurrect this one, Abbie. I think it’s going to get recycled. We have her backup, she can use for music. – Okay. – [Asa] It’s just… – That is so sad.
– The screens are like 90 bucks a piece to get ’em to replace it. It’s just not worth doing
anymore on $120 iPad. – [Isaiah] That’s super sad, dude. That thing has made it through everything. – Look at that, now you can save everything
twice (chuckles). But then this one, this one
has got YouTube kids on it, Ab. You’re all set. Summer has as joined us. She’s alive. She made a very good point. Now that Abigail is influential
for Pixar Disney films, she should be the first nonverbal
autistic Disney princess. (background noise drowns out Summer) – [Asa] You’re the new
Disney princess Abbie. (Abbie laughs excitedly) (Summer laughing) – [Asa] How cool would that be? – Aww, that’s so cool.
– It’s so cute how she smiles, as soon as she sees Summer. When Summer walked in, she came in here, and she was grinning ear to ear. – I wonder whether that’s gonna wear off. – [Priscilla] I hope not. It’s the cutest thing ever. – [Summer] She’s like,
“You’re still here?” – [Asa] Where are you going? Come back down here. (Abbie laughing) Come on. – [Priscilla] Oh my god,
I partied last night. – [Asa] Tired mom? You slept at 4:30? – Yeah. – [Asa] Abbie you’re so excited, they finally listened to you? – [Priscilla] It’s hard
when you go to bed at 1:00. – [Asa] Where are you going to go Abb? Go where? In the car? Yeah? – [Priscilla] You need a sign for Dunkin. – [Asa] You waiting on your brother still? Bye, have fun. – [Summer] Did you say bye? Hey! – [Asa] Bye. (Summer laughing) Do we have a, we have an accident? Is that why we have a cushion missing? I didn’t even know this. – We don’t know. I mean, she wasn’t wet. – [Asa] Maybe something spilled. – [Priscilla] Maybe, so I washed it. – Oh. Did you have fun with
your friend Max earlier, sniffing all their things? Another advantage of
videoing our entire lives, documenting everything, is that we can show Abigail stuff that she’s done in the past
that we’re going to do again so she can remember it and we can say, “Hey, this is what we’re
doing this afternoon.” (TV noise drowns out speakers) Hey Abb? – [Priscilla] Are you
excited to go tonight? – [TV] This is always the hard part. Let’s take a right right here. All right, we are going down right here. Good job, Ab. (Child laughing on TV)
– Look, we’re gonna do that tonight. – [Asa] There goes the exciting part whoa! (Abbie laughs). They have a sensory room there, in case you need a break. (upbeat pop music) Are we excited or are we nervous? What do we think? – I think she’s a little of both. – Yeah. – She’s not nervous, yet.
– Chillin’ right now? (people chattering) – They’ve made huge improvements. Abbie has a medical tag on her bag now to show that it’s not a
backpack or a diaper bag, and that kind of thing, so there’s like, so they differentiate, which is cool. – [Blonde Woman] Hi guys! – [Asa] Hi! (upbeat pop music) Amazing. – She just likes hands. – Yeah.
– We got it. All right, we have our sensory bag. Hey Abbie, you know what they have here? Hey, they have the best snacks. Do you want snacks? What do you think? – [Isaiah] I’d be like, “Ahh,”
and see if she can hear me. – Okay.
– Nah, nah. No headphones, man. They didn’t start playing
music, so she’s out. – [Priscilla] What do you think? – [Asa] Yeah, go check
out the sensory room. Look at all the fidgets, Ab. Wow! Look, over here. Do you wanna sit in one of those? No? Okay. What do you think? – You know, it’s so funny
because when Abbie was younger, like if you guys watch the
Brizzy family, the Wee family and you know, Kaitlin, like all of those kids
love this kind of stuff. – [Asa] Yeah. – And Abby was like that
when she was younger. – [Asa] She was. – But she’s much older. She’s doubled all of their age now. – Right, right.
– Almost. You know, it’s just funny to
see how much she’s changed because we used to have the
trampoline and the balls and all the sensory things, but the older she’s gotten she’s– – It’s hard for us because we
think of her as that same kid. She’s not a little girl, not at all, like. – [Priscilla] Part of
it is she’s grown up. – [Asa] Here you go. – [Priscilla] So she can do
those things for herself now. – [Summer] Yeah. – She’s regulating herself. – These things are like
calming down rather than like (drowned out).
– Yeah. Oh shit! ♪ Oh say can you see ♪ ♪ By the dawn’s early light ♪ (spectators cheering loudly)
(Abbie whimpering) – [Asa] Calm down, calm down. Hey, come here. Hey, hold on a minute, okay? We got ya. (Abbie vocalizes) – [Asa] Next row. Here we go. Here we go. Relax now. You get it? A’right. (Abbie exclaims panically)
– You’re okay, you’re okay. – [Asa] Get your backpack off. (PA drowns out speech) – [Unknown Speaker] Their airward goal? – [Asa] Listen, listen, I know, listen. Calm down, okay? (spectators cheering) (Abbie vocalizes) Calm down. – [Priscilla] We’re leaving. – [Asa] We’re gonna leave, okay? Just calm down. – [Priscilla] I need you to calm down. (Abbie whimpering) – [Asa] Calm down, you’re okay. – [Priscilla] Can you talk to us? (Abbie whimpering) – [Asa] You needa go to the bathroom? Okay, good job, you’re using your device. Here, put it back in! Put it back in, zip it up, zip it up. (Abbie whimpering). Good job. You guys are gonna come back here? – Yeah.
– Okay. – We’re gonna go to the bathroom and then we’ll come back here, okay? – So we got to that point
where it was kind of, not a meltdown but just sensory overload, she’s getting upset, so we are bailing. We may leave to see how she does, like the sensory room, we’re not sure yet. – Like if she can’t
regulate and calm back down. Then we might stay, but if
not, we’ll just head out. – All right. We’re talking through
this thing right now. Like, we’ll fill you in you guys. We decided to leave obviously. We’ll fill you in when
we get back to the house. Kind of explain the whole
sensory overload thing. – Long story short, autism. – Yeah, basically. Variable sensory sensitivity. It’s the word. It’s the long word of the day. – [Isaiah] Wow. – Three words. – What was it? – Variable sensory sensitivity. – Vss. – Isaiah and I had this
like chat in the hallway, about it’s no big deal and
it doesn’t matter and stuff like you know, just
Abbie sensory overload. It does, it is a big deal. It doesn’t matter. That’s crap, I’m lying. It matters. You know like everybody wanting to enjoy the hockey game, it matters. So it does suck. I’d be disingenuous if I said otherwise. Clearly the sensory overload
sucks more for Abigail than it does for us to miss a hockey game but it doesn’t make it not
suck for everybody else. I think that’s important to note. It’s not just like the missing an event or not seeing a hockey game. It’s also throwing in the towel, like having to leave, having to say, “Okay, can’t do this.” Not being able to do
something just in general. – Well, and we’ve done it before, and she was the same way
when we first started. – [Asa] Yeah. – But she– – [Asa] Nervous and stuff like that. – Yeah, but then she worked through it. This time she couldn’t work through it. – [Asa] Yeah. – Like she, when you
guys left to go get food, she had calmed down. Like she wasn’t shaken. I was like, “Okay, she’s getting better.” And then something, I don’t know. But Summer made a good point. Like the, we were sitting
where we were sitting. Was it blue Summer or white? – [Summer] It was a white
ceiling that was lower than where they were playing
hockey, the resident arena. So like it made it see, I think the depth and the
color really messed her up. So I think she was
looking up the whole time. – [Asa] Right. – [Summer] And I don’t
think that it was the crowd or the sound either because when you guys left they had a goal and everybody went bananas
and she started clapping and she got like a little,
like excited about it. – Yeah, loud noises
haven’t really affected her greatly in the past. – Which even when she was
freaking out and that, I was like, “Oh my gosh, this
is going to be too much.” And then she didn’t react to it at all and I was like, “Oh, okay. “We’re okay.” – [Asa] Yeah. – Yeah, so I don’t know. – That’s why I say it’s
variable because it changes. – Yeah. It’s so hard too,
– Daily with her. because it’s not like
she worked up to that. Like sometimes you can
see it’s gonna happen, but tonight I couldn’t see her ’cause we would have pulled her out before we let it get to that point. But like I said, she had calmed down and then all of a sudden, now she’s happy as can be. – I know, happy as can be, huh? Then all of a sudden it went to tears. Priscilla said it was like
the airplane all over again. – It was, oh my gosh! Except she would not
even calm down in the car from the airplane, remember? – [Asa] Yeah. – This one, at least
we got her out of there and then once we were in
the car, she calmed down. – Ah, it’s just so tough. You just never know and you don’t want her
to miss out on things because of potential like maybe, but now I’m like stressed out
to take her to the hockey game because what if she
remembers it as a negative and then it brings her more anxiety? – But you know what I
think is more important is that she remembers that
she can ask to leave. – [Priscilla] I know. – And that we listen to her. That’s what matters more than anything. You know what I mean?
– It does, but it’s like, do we just not
take her to a hockey game? ‘Cause I don’t want her
to not enjoy it, you know? And I don’t wanna have
to leave every time. Like nobody wants to do that either. – Maybe a plan B, like
two cars designated, you know, somebody’s like, “Okay, my turn to, “if she can’t handle
it,” because, you know, we want her to be able to. It’s not for us. It’s for her that we want her to be able to experience things. And then she had a great
time last time we went, but have someone kinda designated them, that might be a solution. (Abbie shouts excitedly) What do you think of that idea? – [Priscilla] Oh girl. – [Asa] I’m glad you’re happy, but I’m sorry you had a hard time Ab. Your whole family’s got you back. You realize that, right? Let’s go, come on. – [Priscilla] What thing do you wanna do? – [Asa] Are you better? Are you so much better now? Hey, what do you wanna do? – [Isaiah] I love this house. You can just lounge anywhere. – [Asa] You wanna come here? – [Priscilla] Are you trying to say fish? – [Asa] Are you ready to eat now, because you would not
eat at the hockey game? You were too nervous. (laughing) – [Asa] Well mom got you a happy meal. – [Priscilla] I did. She was so nervous she didn’t eat. (background noise drowns out other sounds) – [Asa] Let her eat her food. – What is going on? Why is it so chaotic in here? – [Summer] Say Saturday night. Party, whoop whoop! We’re not gonna scare
you anymore, Ab, come on. – [Isiah] Oh, you’ve
been here the whole time. (laughing) You’ll give yourself whiplash. Come on, go eat. (multiple speakers drown each other out) Come on, keep walking, into the chair. – Okay, okay, okay. – [Asa] Come down, you’re
gonna choke, stay still, – [Isaiah] Go away for a little bit. (Abbie laughing excitedly) – [Summer] Oh my God, it’s me, I gotta go. – You’re a bad influence. Oh my gosh! Miss Bramley just texted us and said, “Oh my Gosh! “I heard you were at the hockey game. “Come see us.” We were like, “No, we had to go.” (laughs) – [Asa] Hey, come down
before you choke, Ab. Mom, Mom, she’ll give
you a headbutt again. – [Summer] I just have
to go to the bathroom. – (drowned out) Okay, take a break. Is that the best thing ever? Do you need a drink? Here’s your drink. I got ya a kid’s meal. I know you’re kinda old for that. Okay, okay. – She’s happy now and that’s what matters. – Yup. – You know what I was thinking about like, if we could have taken her off that plane, I would’ve. – Yeah. – Like if we had another
option, I would have. So, taking her out of the stadium, yeah, obviously, it’s a no brainer. – Right. – So we go through it too. Same thing as you guys go through. – We do, we do. And so, you know, today’s
not a awesome autism day. Like it’s just not. It’s such a long day. – Well it was a bad moment. Mom had it significantly
harder than the rest of us. So it’s easy for me to say a bad moment. That’s a reminder for you dads out there, or just the other spouse, you know, when one spouse is dealing
with all the difficult stuff and you don’t have to
deal with any of that. You’re like, “Oh, it’s
fine, it’s no big deal.” It’s easy to do.
– Yeah. – So keep that in mind. But tomorrow is a new day. – It is. – And we’ll see you then. – Bye guys. – Bye. (beep) Hey, quick shout out to the ladies at the, young ladies at the hockey game that acted like they were
taking a picture of each other, but were taking a picture of
me and Isaiah standing there. – Yeah. – Y’all come up and say hi to us for real. – And then the ones when
we were walking upstairs, the girl that was just
like, staring at all of us and I was like, “Okay, we are cute? “We’re not even that cute.” (laughs) – We don’t realize it. Like, it took us getting
past her before I was like, “Oh, she knows, she recognizes us.” So–
– We’re not gonna come to you, – No.
– ’cause if you don’t recognize us, this is going to
be really embarrassing to us. – There’s a lot of people there. Right yeah, that’d be so embarrassing. Like, “Hey, you watch us?” And be like, “Who are you?” Yeah ’cause– – We did get two people though. Two people recognize us
when we were on there. – Yeah, yeah. They came over and said hi. So hi! Thanks for coming up and saying hi. But you guys make sure
you come and say hi to us. We love meeting you guys. I feel like my head’s
sinking into this couch. Let’s see. It’s a really wide angle lens. We don’t have to be this close. – No, we don’t.
(Asa laughing)

100 thoughts on “Meltdown At A Hockey Game

  1. The videos we talked about in the vlog –
    Loop Film Review –
    Meltdown On A Plane –
    Autism At A Hockey Game –
    Stopped By Security –

  2. Lol Cilla! U hear her say “We don’t hang out on the counter!” (Clearly speaking to Nala) as the Isaiah, sitting on the counter.

  3. Priscilla and Abigail sitting on the couch, their profiles are twins. She looks just like her mamma…beautiful!! I never realized how much they look alike. Abigails tears at the game broke my heart. she tried though!!!

  4. All Abbie I love you baby girl. Asa and Pricilla and family I am so proud of how you try so hard to go public functions with Abbie.
    You always pushing her through her fears and forward to more independence.
    yes there will be times of frustration. But don’t give up hope and continue expanding her horizons.
    She may or may-not remember this game in the future. But keep going forward in trying because you’ll never know if that next game or event will be that positive one. Isaiah keep funny and precious moments this is what’s going to get you through college while away from your family. I love ALL of you. 🤗😘🌺

  5. Don’t we ALL have bad days? The high ceilings and it probably felt like she was falling out of her seat. Poor girl. 😌 You all are the best and so supportive to her. She trusts all four of you. ❤️

  6. Y'all do amazing, you gotta get out your comfort zone in order to progress, you can't avoid things in life that make you uncomfortable it would just be surviving not thriving, Abbie is thriving and doing so well, Abbie is so inspirational ♥

  7. I have probably comment this before but I’m happy that you guys show bad moments as well. And how well you guys can handle it.

  8. Abby crying breaks my heart. You guys are amazing parents and big brother for always trying and having new experiences for Abby

  9. A question… several weeks ago you mentioned an app to use during Dr. appointments to get a report…. would you tell me what it’s called… I can’t find it. Thx.

  10. ♥️ that's amazing Abbie's basically in a movie! I loved lope! She'd make an inspirational princess as well. Come on Pixar, you should really get on that.

  11. I went to a Everblades game n it was fun n I went to a Harlem Globetrotters game to but for Abby it wouldn't be because of the noise I don't like loud noises either but it doesn't bother me as much

  12. My son who is on the spectrum, as am I, used to do all of the things a sensory room would have, his favorite thing was to jump on a trampoline (or bed lol), but he's now 15 and has no interest in any of that. He does do one thing still that he has always done and that is, he walks around with an item that resembles a sword or battle-ax (they are wooden ones, so not dangerous)and he "plays" video games in his head while walking around all over the house, the back yard, and calls it playing. he makes shhhhh noises and can be heard all over the neighborhood. the neighbors know when he's out "playing" and are very understanding.

  13. I have the same issue with crowds and game places. I can handle loud music that I like but it's the background noise at a ballgame or having to get to the seats and peer out over the crowd, a feeling of I'm gonna fall or fall down the stairs or fall forward out of the seat. NOT a fan of lots of crowd commotion, more than anything. I can handle the blaring noises more than I can the actual chitter-chatter of people all talking at once.

  14. I have a son that is on the spectrum. I have found that the kids kindle is awesome! He broke his screen throwing it when frustrated. I thankfully got the protection plan for it (extra 3-4 dollars at the time of purchase) it lasts two years and they sent me a brand new one with cases and new charger for free. no questions asked.

  15. I have an autistic 7 year old son and unfortunately over the last few years, triggers to his sensory overload escalated to us barely even leaving the house. We tried several times to go out into public places for him to socialize/play with other children his age, used many sensory-oriented toys and even role-played in the home prior to leaving. Unfortunately, we became housebound and as much as I wanted to say it was "ok" and that it "didn't matter" that we couldn't do things together as a family outside, it did. It didn't just affect him, it effected us all. We became prisoners in our own home, so that you for speaking up and for being honest.

  16. Hi recommended with channel (@UC_x7K_sglobOIJPScuk7rHg) new family with little beautiful little girl 2 years old please support them

  17. I appreciate that you're honest about it being frustrating/disappointing, Asa. You can love and accept her and also be bummed when outings have to be cut short. When my toddler's tired and cranky and it interferes with plans, I get annoyed. I love him to death but that doesn't mean I'm not human.

  18. before you mention the two cars I was just about to put in the comments what about going in two cars you are a great family you do your best for Abby 👍

  19. abbie is beautiful I am studying to be a special education aide to work with kids with autism and other special needs . love your channel

  20. Asa and Priscilla, did you guys happen to see the Ellen show interview hosted by Robert Downey Jr. of the autistic nonverbal boy and his parents? The boy became totally verbal after wearing an Iron Man toy helmet. 😭😭😭 Immediately thought of sweet Abbie. The boy said he remembers that being non-verbal was painful. There is always hope! It was the sweetest.

  21. Of course it is disappointing to miss out on something you want to do because of another person, always no matter the who or the why, you are allowed to be disappointed for yourself, the difference is you all recognised the Abby's NEEDS out weighed the WANTS of every1 else, Abby needed to leave she wasn't throwing a tantrum or having a meltdown simply because she didn't want to be there & wanted to be somewhere else! You can see how unsure she is & how scary that uncertainty was for her in that moment & yous willing sacrificed your want to stay for her need to leave!! Also of course you need to try these things with her some events yous express weariness of in the lead up to it & Abby has a blast & how sad in hindsight would it be to think yous considered not taking her! But like with any child you have to push comfort zones both your own & theirs, kids are scared to do things & are unsure of new places & can get upset but you persevere & they eventually settle or maybe they won't but that's when you reassess the situation!! Yous did a brilliant job with Abby as always x

  22. Abbie has a very understanding brother, and she’s lucky. Not every sibling is so patient and thoughtful when it comes to a sibling with a disability. ❤️

  23. I don't know if you'll see this or heard about it before, but we are trained at work to think of the hour and a half rule. Once it gets to a point of too much overload, on average it takes 90 mins to calm down enough not to be triggered by a small aspect of life again without it becoming a massive deal again. It's like you reach a peak of a mountain, and as your calming down and walking down the mountain, something small will bother you, and suddenly you're at the top again, and it'll take another 90 minutes to try and be completely regulated again.

  24. I think it's great that you bring Abbie these places. Fair enough if she doesn't like it, at least she had the chance to try it. I've often gone places once and liked it, then didn't like it next time….that's life, And ye let Abbie live her best life!

  25. Hey asa, pricilla! I’m interested in becoming an ABA therapist and wanted to see if you would be willing to contact me! I’d like a ask a few questions

  26. Is, or was, Maverick a service dog or a support dog? I saw how he reacted to another dog in another video and wondered, cuz I thought service dogs were trained not to react to other dogs. Just curious.

  27. Sorry Abbie didn’t enjoy the hockey game, but I love how honest your family is. Also might have to try Duncan since you guys always have it 😂

  28. What happened to parking the car in the garage? Once you guys got the huge load of poinsettias the car no longer gets the garage and I know they are all gone.

  29. Thank yall so much for educating and advocating for our children and their families… 💕 much love to your squad from mine

  30. I felt so sad for Abby, I almost cried with her. I felt sad for her suffering. That's what I thought, why didn't some stay and watch the game. I loved seeing her happy again and I loved the ending once again. Love, love, love these videos. ♥

  31. That is really cool that Pixar saw your post and have been watching your vlogs. My daughter hopes to be an animator one day for Pixar. Shes in the art magnet at her HS.

  32. I went home from school for the weekend and showed my mom Loop and she was so interested and I showed her your YouTube channel and Facebook page. Now all the girls at her work watch your videos!

  33. I wanted to see the revieuw video, and followed your advise and see the short first. There was a moment that i thought this is Abby, she even sounded almost the same. In the beginning at 00:00:47 the way she bends and stretches her finger and taps the screen. Then i see this video. You ought to be proud. Not Abbie alone is an influenser. You to Asa and dont you forget it.

    Funfact: One time my sister out of the blue said "banana" i immidiately looked around me to look for the yellow car. She started laughing. I said "You watch Fathering autism too.?" It was the way she said it that tipt me off. She sounded like Priscilla.

  34. Love you guys if it wasn't for your channel I wouldn't have understood sensory overload and other things related to autism 😊 my son is newly diagnosed 💜 I love how goofy and silly she gets with her big brother 😊💜

  35. We have an autism suite now in Greenville SC that is sound proof, low light, and you can still see the game for free access. I wish you guys had that same option available.

  36. Hi all…. I was wondering if you get tickets for things at the arena in the seat where Abbie has sat & done fine with or if you can't get the exact seat if there were seats close by to it wether that might help her??? Maybe its a routine thing for her or a familiar thing??? I am not sure just trying to offer my thoughts in case it might help. Much Love from a Yankee living Downunder in South Australia… thank you all so much for making me smile each day…it means alot to me!!💙💜💚

  37. Isaiah saying they think of his sister still being younger than she is. He needs to remember that parents and Grandparents feel the same way sometimes. It doesn’t have to be a special love. Yes, he is a loving brother but some comments make me want to remind him he is still young too.

  38. Asa plz look at the lighting from previous hockey game vs this last one. Those dagnab florescents lights causes physically effects every single time❗ Almost like a invisible humming energy…when Abbie is in the dark car, she begins to calm rapidly.
    Unfortunately light sensitivity is real, many stores i have to avoid 😞 Menards, walmart r baddies but 💙 the target.
    I recognized Abbie flushing cheeks all to well😘

  39. Poor girl. That gets overwhelming for a lot of people. I can't imagine having autism and having to sit through that, the loud noise, the echo in the stadium, people being loud all around you. Seeing her like that, eyes darting everywhere had to of been terrifying for her.

  40. Sometimes there is no answer, we had a student today that was bouncing on a ball happy as can be, the next second, crying out of no where, back to happy again. Y'all are doing a great job..

  41. Have you tried using noise cancelling headphones Amazon sell them I think they are called sensory headphones they could help Abbie. When Abbie was getting distressed watching the game why did you not try something out of her bag to try calming her. I have heard wearing a hoodie so as to shield the eyes helps. She's a lucky girl to have so many around her that care.

  42. You guys make my heart so happy. How y’all take care of her. How understanding you guys are. Y’all are very strong and amazing parents/people!!!

  43. Whenever I have little meltdowns like that in public I just go in the restroom until I calm down. Or I bring headphones listen to music. But that’s true just because things like that happen don’t mean she’s not supposed to get out and do things.. 😭

  44. You have raised such wonderful children! Isaiah is so compassionate towards his sister and it warms my heart! You’ve included him in the education of what autism is and it shows! Great job guys!

  45. I love that you guys love her enough to keep tying to experience things with her, prepare her ahead of time and show her the previous time she was there, and make the best of it. I love your family more and more. Your idea of two cars is super!

  46. That's understandable. I have ASD myself and I can't cope with large crows for a long time. Short term, yes but it's stressful and I need time away to regroup. Just hearing the noise in the vid gets me tence. Sometime I'm able to. but most of the all depends on the day.

  47. My son has autism I wish I could ask u a few things but no one will ever see this YouTube does not support freedom of speech and blocks my comment

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