tv The Travel Show BBC News March 30, 2019 5:30am-6:01am GMT
iam amber, i am amber, and my husband is frank. we live outside birmingham, alabama. we live outside birmingham, alabama. we have four beautiful boys, frankie this is bbc news, the headlines: who is 17, stephen who is 14, and the british parliament has rejected a withdrawal agreement from the european union for a third then we have a set of boy twins who time, in a major setback for the prime minister, theresa may. are four years old, and they are mps defeated it by 58 votes on the day originally set non—verbal autistic, their names are for britain to leave the eu. alex and will. we are the ellis the head of the european council, donald tusk, has called a special meeting of eu leaders two days before the new brexit deadline of 12 april. they'll consider any request for a longer extension. but the european commission says family. my husband and i have known a no—deal brexit is now a likely scenario. hundreds of thousands of people each other since grade school. we in algeria have taken to the streets of major cities — demanding we re each other since grade school. we were friends the whole time. we the resignation of president dated in high school and married in bouteflika. college. and this is our 20th police have used teargas and water wedding anniversary. because we have cannon to disperse the crowds. some issues with the boys, we have those are the latest headlines on not been on a trip in a really long bbc news. time. they are not very effective at well there were angry scenes communicating, so it takes a lot of both inside and outside parliament on friday. intuition to figure out what they need. we have a lot of meltdowns... but what do people away from westminster think about the uncertainty
surrounding brexit? 0h, did you throw it? did he drop the city of leeds had one of the closest referendum results in the country — with just over and ordid he 0h, did you throw it? did he drop and or did he throw it? it's ok. 50% voting to remain, and just under 50% voting to leave. our correspondent sarah campbell has been getting reaction from voters and businesses in the city. when there are two autistic non—verbal children the behaviours can be exponential. sometimes they play off each other. for the twin —— the opportunity now is for us to embrace the certain legal right for an extension. before the twins were born we were just a family of four. and we had we will be taking a huge the two older brothers who kind of leap into the unknown. sort of got along, but not really. and after the twins came the dynamic parliament's green benches are 200 miles away from these greens changed. to this really sweet, in leeds, but the golfers here are well aware that what is said and done caretaking changed. to this really sweet, there matters here. ca retaking dynamic. march 29th — was that changed. to this really sweet, caretaking dynamic. and especially as the twins got older and they in your calendar as the day that we were going to leave the eu, and now we're not? stopped developing, or their development was very slow. we all absolutely, yeah. so how are you feeling today? frustrated. as a person who voted to leave, kind of began to understand that the very frustrated that my decision twins were going to need a lot more. hasn't gone forward. do you think it will, ever? it's questionable now. # twinkle twinkle little star
how are you feeling? you voted remain. the vote has gone exactly how i expected. the government is having major issues here and is in turmoil. and i really don't know for a long time we didn't have any support. we didn't really talk about the twins, pretty much only my where this is going, closest friends knew that the twins we re but my gut feeling is closest friends knew that the twins were special needs. and for a long that the government will collapse. timei were special needs. and for a long time i thought i could fix them, opinions on today's vote are split among members. enjoying a well—earned drink that it was just a developmental after their round of golf, two remainers and two leavers delay, that i could give them the wondering what happens next. right supplement of the right food oi’ right supplement of the right food or the right therapy and they would i don't know where catch up. but over the course of may parliament's going to go. i don't know where the government's leading. i don't think there has been leadership from the government from the start. be the last year or so i began to i think our mps have made a real bad job of this whole thing. realise, and i think my husband and the vote was to leave, i began to realise that this is who and i think we should leave. they are. and it is not something i've changed my mind, yes. i now want to remain, that you can fix, it is how they are because we've made a complete mess from the beginning of negotiating. wired. we began to come to terms with their special needs, their i'd do no deal on 12 april. autism. they are so precious, even that doesn't worry you? that doesn't worry me. though they may be different, this tile company was in the middle of a city which was split in half
different, not less. they arejust in the 2016 referendum. remain achieved 50.3% different, not less. they arejust different, that's all. and people of the vote in leeds. need to see the story, people need leave only very marginally to know that you can make it work. we can make it work. we started behind at 49.7%. almost all of the stock talking about taking a trip, how here comes from europe, should we do it, this is our 20th and profit margins have been hit since the vote. we do need clarity, anniversary... we have come through because as a business, so anniversary... we have come through so much as a family that we wanted all we want is to move on and be to go asa so much as a family that we wanted to go as a family and just enjoy positive about what's each other. so we felt like it was going to happen next. time to go on a trip! it has taken nobody knows what's going to happen next, so that uncertainty that is out there in the marketplace us time to go on a trip! it has taken usa time to go on a trip! it has taken us a long time to come to the point is creating problems. today was to be the day the uk where we were ready. we have never struck out from the european union. flown with the twins before so we are kind of nervous and excited instead, britain will be staying about adding on a plane. because put — at least for now. now on bbc news, the travel show. they are autistic non—verbal they function on about the level of an 18 —month—old. so there are a lot —— they are a lot of work. the way our schedules, our work schedules and school schedules for the kids work
together, there is not a whole lot of days every month where we are all together at the same time. we had little bits, an hour or two here or there at the end of the day, where we are not falling asleep already, but holidays don't happen very often for us. a few years ago we went to the beach for a couple of days together, but they were very small. to break routine for an autistic child is, can be disastrous. so this gives us an opportunity to break routine only for a little while and try it and see how the boys cope in a different environment, and still have some of their comfortable surroundings, they will have us and the older boys and some of their familiar objects, but be in a different place and see if we can start taking longer trips. 0k, how are we going to do an aeroplane. somebody has a was got to take care to —— take care of one of the twins,
someone to —— take care of one of the twins, someone has to take care of the other one, and who is going to look after the things we take with us. what do we need to take, what snacks are going to have. do we take the blankets, do we take toys, do we ta ke blankets, do we take toys, do we take the ipad, things to keep them entertained, we actually got in touch with the airline we were going touch with the airline we were going to use and talk to a co—ordinator to let us have a trial run through the airport, which was phenomenal. it was the most fabulous idea anyone has come up with. i had been pretty fearful but after that day i felt much better and i thought, i think we can do this. we can make it work, we can get on a plane and go on a trip. it's going to be stressful and there is going to be stressful and there is going to be stressful and there is going to be mount sounds... —— meltdowns. if they melt down, how do we deal with the people around us, how do we let them know that it is really 0k,
and that we are actually 0k let them know that it is really 0k, and that we are actually ok with meltdowns, we just have to keep them calm and try and soothe them as much as possible. because the worry about the people around you, that you are offending people or, you worry about being judged. just to know that somebody understands is so helpful, and all ofa somebody understands is so helpful, and all of a sudden you don't feel so crazy. and all of a sudden you don't feel so crazy. they are autistic, so they come with their own needs. so we're going to take the whole family, for the first time, to a special park called wonderland in san antonio, texas, it is a special needs parker they have lots of fun things, specifically for special needs children, very wheelchair
accessible. there is a lot of different ways you could go. with theirvery different ways you could go. with their very strict routines that they happen to have, going outside of that a little bit will stress them a little bit, and you just kind of have to roll with it. i'm looking forward to it primarily because it isa forward to it primarily because it is a new thing that we haven't done before, so it is kind of like, challenge accepted, let's do it. before, so it is kind of like, challenge accepted, let's do itm is the fun for him, let's do this, let's see if we can accomplish it. so it is just his personality, let's see if we can accomplish it. so it isjust his personality, but it isa so it isjust his personality, but it is a lot of fun. i have played too many strategy games. everything is pretty ready, just having a nice quiet evening, finishing up any last details and then we will be ready for tomorrow. 0k... let's 0k. .. let's get 0k... let's get your herald pretty. all handsome. —— get your hair all
pretty. we a re all handsome. —— get your hair all pretty. we are going to go on our trip. and you are going to be so handsome, can use it for me? you are going to be so handsome. he is so upset because he wants to go get in the car. where are we going? are we going on a trip? are you ready? 0k. all ready! i have the food, the boys' close, our clothes, ipads, blankets, we have the wagon, i think that's everything. i think that's everything! 0k, that's everything. i think that's everything! ok, let's go. so we went outside to load the car and pull up to the main porch, and i couldn't crank the car, it wouldn't crank. i told the husband, can you come and look at the current try to fix it? and of course he worked his magic
and got the car running again. i was so nervous up and got the car running again. i was so nervous up until this point, but we have prepared so much, and we have already seen a little bit of meltdown because he is actually wanting to go, so i think it is going to be really good. everything went fairly well, and we allowed enough time for any problems that might have popped up, like the car. so we are still running very early schedule, we will get to the airport probably at about two hours before we boarded the plane. so we're going to fly out of birmingham and fly to houston, the flight from birmingham to houston is relatively short, it is only two hours. from there we will rent a truck or some kind of vehicle, and drive the rest
of the way to san antonio. 0k, kind of vehicle, and drive the rest of the way to san antonio. ok, i might be getting a little nervous 110w. might be getting a little nervous now. we are at the airport and pulling up in the parking deck, it is really real, we're going to do it. ok! frank senior, frankjunior, stephen, alex, you, and will. look at that! look at the lens. ready? it isa it is a healing time for our family. we can go on this trip together. the older boys have such a sweet dynamic with the little boys. instead of putting them down, they put this little solution on them. cries. i am so little solution on them. cries. i am so sorry, little solution on them. cries. i am so sorry, i am so sorry! two
toddlers is difficult. when you add non—verbal autistic, itjust toddlers is difficult. when you add non—verbal autistic, it just makes it exponential. i always feel this sense of rush and get everything packed. we have plenty of time. i kind of have to emotionally prepare myself. i am so relieved that part is over, now let's get to the gate. you kind of carry out anxiety in the back of your mind of, how is it going to go? just kind of be ready to roll with the punches, whatever happened, just be ready for anything. travelling with toddlers is difficult. and two toddlers can be really difficult. when you add non—verbal autistic it just makes be really difficult. when you add non—verbal autistic itjust makes it exponential. so it has taken us a
long time to come to the point where we we re long time to come to the point where we were ready. will has noise cancelling headphones, he has strong sensory issues with hearing. you can tell it is painful. we are probably going to have a meltdown or two. we might have some vomit, we know it might have some vomit, we know it might happen. but the flight from birmingham to houston is a relatively short flight, it is only two hours. and the boys do like car travel. 0k, two hours. and the boys do like car travel. ok, now we are on the fast part. we are about to go fast. up into the air. are you ready? let's do it. whatever happens, just be ready for anything, and just kind of be ready to roll with the punches. 0k, be ready to roll with the punches. ok, it's going to be a little bumpy.
a half hours' drive, and then we will go to the park. did you sleep with big brother? you did? what did you think? is it time to go play? it is. time to get some clothes on.|j am going to grab his hand and tried to walk us out the front door.m am going to grab his hand and tried to walk us out the front door. it is time to go, alex is ready. the worst pa rt time to go, alex is ready. the worst part is over. the anxiety i was experiencing was mostly about the ﬂight. experiencing was mostly about the flight. woke up this morning, ready to prepare for the park. then we will help in the car and go. he knows we are going somewhere fun. we are headed to morgan's wonderland, which is a theme park in san antonio, texas, for special needs children. lots of fun things for
children. lots of fun things for children of all cognitive levels to experience. morgan's wonderland came about when the founder, gordon hartman, sold his construction company and was able to devote all of his time to building this part for his daughter. she was developmentally delayed. and he made this wonderful playground in her honour and for her, and opened it up to the world. this beautiful park with a carousel, a ferris wheel, train, with and sensory fun things and everything that small children and everything that small children and big kids alike would love to come and have fun. it was almost as if it was built for us. so where do you all recommend we go first?
tell us more about the park and how you came to build morgan's wonderland. well, actually, it occurred many years ago when maggie, my wife, morgan and i were on a trip. and morgan wanted to go swimming. morgan and ijumped in and we we re swimming. morgan and ijumped in and we were having fun, just splashing around in the water. there were three other kids at the other end of the pool, two of them were throwing the pool, two of them were throwing the ball back and forth. she wasn't able to verbally communicate, hey, i wa nt able to verbally communicate, hey, i want to play, can ijoin in with you guys? so she had the ball. so they quickly grabbed the ball and got out of the pool because it was not a normal way of saying, hey, i want to play. and the look on morgan's face was, dad, idon't play. and the look on morgan's face was, dad, i don't want to understand, —— i don't understand, i just wanted to play. and it saddens me because ijust wanted my daughter to be able to play. so where could we go? we couldn't take her to a water park because of certain circumstances of hers, and talking to others, we found the same situation. so how do we develop a place where those who have special needs and those who don't can all
come together and play on a fully inclusive environment? and it was those discussions, those two chats, those discussions, those two chats, those meetings, they turned into what we now have here today at morgan's wonderland. that is so amazing. and since then, people from all over the united states and literally all over the world make special trips to come here. in an environment that is just different than any other environment in the world. right. whoa, alex, look! what do you think? this is amazing. alex really likes, you know, ipads and things like that that he can manipulate. so when he came into this room, there is not a lot of extra noise but there is a lot of things he can touch. you did it! iam
you did it! i am so proud of you. we started travelling him when he was six months old. before we really knew he was autistic. so he is very used to it. so by the time we did have a diagnosis he was so used to travelling. so you just accommodated him to it. ijust met danielle who has a five—year—old boy who is also non—verbal autistic. we had a really fun time catching up. my new friend, we just funded each other on facebook. —— friended. it was lovely to talk to her, so many similarities, how do you do this? to talk to her, so many similarities, how do you do thi57m is better if you try to align the fights with his normal sleeping times. we found that out. yes. other people on the plane, sometimes, to get people who are less understanding... yeah, iwas get people who are less understanding... yeah, i was pretty worried about that. but it is pretty rare, i would say. worried about that. but it is pretty rare, iwould say. it is worried about that. but it is pretty rare, i would say. it is great to find a community, in this setting, where we can talk and make new
friends. so, we ran into a mother here, we got to talking and we kind of both had autistic children, she said there was another place really close by that we ought to check out. sol close by that we ought to check out. so i think we are going to head on over now and check that out and see how our kids like it. hold on! i had a lot of fears going into this trip. we have a special night —— special needs child, and you can't predict their behaviour, and you especially can't predicted in public around other people. and it didn't happen. that part was made for children like them. —— park. so we felt safe. that is one thing we really have trouble with sometimes, we don't really feel safe taking them to the normal
places where regular children are. to be honest, they are having a lot more fun than i would have thought. normally to get them to have this much fun is kind of rare, we have to do the little youngster mountain, make weird noises, that is the only time they will be laughing and smiling this much. but this whole place has that effect. i was literally terrified that we would get into a situation where they would be melting down, lots of tea rs, really would be melting down, lots of tears, really loud, a complete emotional breakdown. for the world to see. but it didn't happen, everything was much more calm than i thought it would be. they slept on the plane, they had a lot of fun on the plane, they had a lot of fun on the theme parks, theme parks were built for them. they welcomed them with open arms and let them enjoy themselves.
hello. the clocks may be springing forward this weekend but the temperatures are falling back. why? a cold front, a leading edge of cold air that will gradually work its way southward, not with much rain but certainly with a change in the feel of the weather. and that is the most noticeable thing on the way this weekend. plenty of dry weather away from the weather front which has not got anything particularly wet associated with it but a drop in temperature that we will all notice. it will be cold enough as the weekend begins for a touch of frost in parts of england and wales and fog patches gradually clearing. here is the cloud. patchy rain, hill snow in scotland, a few spots of rain in northern ireland slowly working southward towards northern england as we go through the day.
when you get behind that front it will brighten up again with blustery wintry showers in northern scotland and especially in the northern isles. south of the front for much of england and wales, broken cloud, sunny spells and temperatures rising again. warm spots reaching high teens in south—east england. can't rule out an isolated shower in east anglia and south—east england in the afternoon but most places will avoid them and stay dry. saturday evening and notice the weather front. a bit of patchy rain spreading through more of northern england into parts of wales, the midlands and east anglia keeping temperatures up which means a frost as sunday begins is more likely as the further north you are. especially northern ireland and scotland. of course it is, on saturday night, the early hours of sunday, the clocks go forward. it marks the arrival of british summertime. nothing to do with the weather. the irony is that, as we established, temperatures are actually dropping. more of us in the blue as the cold air percolates southwards, for part two of the weekend. with some cloud, maybe a few spots of light rain affecting parts of england and wales that will be the extent of it. for northern england, northern ireland and scotland, you may start with sunshine. there will be a lot of cloud around on sunday afternoon. some sunny spells. we are all in the cooler air.
temperatures at their highest through south—east wales. 13, 1a degrees most of us will fall short of that. clearing skies on sunday night into monday morning with high pressure close by, expect a frost. more unsettled weather to come next week. there will be some wet and windy weather at times but have a look at these temperatures. single figures at or below average through much of the week.
the government will continue to press the case for the orderly brexit that the result of the referendum demands. on the evening britain was scheduled to leave the eu, thousands gatherd in westminster to protest against the delay to brexit. the government has two weeks to break the deadlock, or face leaving the eu without a deal on 12th april the pilot of the plane which crashed into the english channel with emiliano sala on board,