Special Needs and Autism Travel
Don’t let mobility or other special needs prevent you from taking that trip you’ve always dreamed of. I hold the designation of Certified Accessible Travel Advocate and can help. We will work together to find the destination and accommodations that best suit your needs. Whether you have special dietary needs, need a scooter rented or oxygen delivered to your cruise stateroom, or even dialysis at sea, I can make sure all your needs are accommodated. Just ask.
Families with children on the autism spectrum often find vacationing to be a challenge due to sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns. It has been identified that 87% of families with a child on the autism spectrum do not travel.
Not all destinations are created equal when it comes to special needs travel.
While many destinations and organizations promote “autism-friendly” options, this does not always indicate a true understanding of families’ needs. As a Certified Autism Travel Professional, I have been credentialed by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to maneuver the many extra layers of vacation planning. I am able to help families choose the destination that will best serve their needs and navigate through extra layers – including communication with TSA – to create a stress-free and enjoyable vacation.
In this role, will work with you and your family to ensure that your child and your needs are accommodated with knowledge and love, allowing you peace of mind and confidence before you arrive.
Special Needs and Autism Travel Articles
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