With difficult child's sensoy issues and inability to cope with high stress situations (possible Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)), I have decided for his sake not to place him in high stimulation situations, such as vacation bible school or other activities where there is loud noise, a lot of people, and too much commotion going on. He melts down and I just can't do that to him anymore. I have faced the fact that he cannot do some things that regular kids do because he simply cannot handle the overstimulation at times. Am I giving in or being a bad mom by avoiding these situations for him? Or am I right to keep him out of a place I know will cause him to melt down. I know he will have to go to school, but that is different because it is required, but other things like summer programs are not required. What do you all do with your difficult child's?