I went to pick-up something I bought from gumtree. I was lead to an office in an industrial area. It wasn’t as attractive as a mall or friend’s home. I know there should be nothing to fear, but I was a bit afraid being in a dusty, large place, with unpolished cement floors, with no people except for few men unloading trucks.
I realized, that must feel close to how our kids with autism feel whenever we drag them into unfamiliar places and their sensory perception does not agree with the place.