houstonherdfan wrote:Kia Sedonna minivan.
Got the DVD system had in for several years. Just purchased the plug in wires to hook up the xbox360 to it. MP3 players for 2. The oldest is autistic and he just going to get some valium during the ride (he can't handle sitting still for hours on end). Before you say oh my god he drugs his kids. When we asked his doctor how to help him handle these kind of trips, this was the doctor's suggestion.
Normally I would make a comment about how more people should medicate their kids, because to be honest I don't like kids much myself.
I've never had personal experience with an autistic person but I used to help take care of a neighbour's kid who had Downs Syndrome and it was either a great car ride or a nightmare depending on what kind of mood the little guy was in whenever we took him anywhere. If he knew we were going to the hospital for one of his frequent check-ups or other doc related issue he was pure hell on wheels - a real little b*****d to handle, temper tantrums etc. If he knew we were going somewhere fun he'd be the perfect little angel. I suppose a lot of "normal" kids are like that too, but it's harder (for me at least) to handle when the child has special needs.
Glad the doc was able to suggest something to make the trip bearable for your son.