Has anyone else here NEVER been "on Holiday" as an (Autistic) Adult? Either within the British Isles or, especially, leaving the Country.When at school, I was allowed - with the School - to visit The Isle Of Wight, and France, and then Belgium...But now that I am an adult (since leaving school)... London is as if imposed as a Prison, which financial constraints prevent me from ever escaping. And so I am curious as to whether anyone else has 'Never Really Been Allowed To Have A Vacation', just like myself...
Not sure what you mean by:
'Never Really Been Allowed To Have A Vacation'
What's stopping you?
I've already mentioned that my family background is insane. There was a period of years where my mother tried to prevent me from even leaving the house. I only went out shopping and even then if I was out for more than an hour there were rows and sulking. Even signing on was difficult. I was a virtual prisoner.
Robert123 said:What's stopping you?
Glad Tidings, and I am glad that it is someone familiar (sort of) with myself upon this Forum that replied first. !
To reply to that which I quoted from your good self there. . the short answer would be... MONEY.
Yet I can perhaps identify - a little bit - with the rest. I live in a family house, and am often asked about where I am going if I leave it. It is both a good and a constraining thing. It is good to know that persons care about me, yet bad that it somewhat imposes upon one's freedom... and so I do not mind it so much. What I do mind is MONEY allowing one to go to anyplace. Which was the main question...?
There are however cheap holidays available.
In 2015 I travelled a lot on cheap coach package holidays. Which included cheap hotels with bed, breakfast and evening meals included. As well as sightseeing trips.
Example, 5 day trip to Scotland for only £154
Thank You, Good Sir, for your answer. Living in London, that is a very large amount of money to myself. "Saving" is difficult, hence my reply....
As an adult I have only been on holiday once and that was in 1989. I was working at the time and managed to afford a week in Königswinter, Germany.
Since then I have never been on holiday because either I could not afford one or I refused to place my rescue cat(s) in a cattery (they had spent long enough alone in a cat sanctuary before I adopted them).