Q&A with Jean Winegardner Autism Blogger

“I try really hard to find a balance with my kids where I can let them be who they are and truly honor that, but  still make sure that they are behaving in ways that are appropriate for the setting.” I am Jean Winegardner, also known as Stimey. I blog at www.Stimeyland.com (and a couple… Read More

Q&A with Shannon Des Roches Rosa Autism Writer

“For Leo, it’s especially important to use social stories to help him prepare for trips, and know what to expect. We used to print them out, but now we mostly use apps like Pictello as we can make social stories in five minutes, and it lets us record voiceover so Leo can “read” his social… Read More

Q&A with Laurie Robinson Autism Mom

“She likes to start packing her things early before the trip .She always brings her her teddy bear with her on the plane .”   Hi, my name is Laurie, and I’m the mother of three teens, Avery 18 and Alyssa 16 and Ayden 14. Alyssa, my middle Child, was diagnosed with autism and bipolar… Read More

Jetblue’s New Program for Families with Autism

Many of you might have heard by now of JetBlue’s new program to introduce autistic kids to flying called “Wings for Independence.‘ In case you were wondering how it felt to be there -here’s a first-hand account from our reader, Jessica Lowrance. How we heard about the program: I have a five-year-old autistic son and… Read More

Ten Family Activities in London

 When someone asked me the other day which places to visit in London with her kids, it brought back memories of our kids’ first visit. Here are some of their all-time favorite activities (they’ve been several times since then) that are suitable for most families to try. The Churchill  War Rooms Part of the Imperial… Read More

Traveling with Autism and the TSA

    We consistently hear about nightmares that people suffer at the hands of the TSA. But I want people to keep something in mind; thousands if not millions of people travel on a daily basis, and these intrusive incidents are few and far between. A lot of it has to do being adequately prepared… Read More

London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel

This 237 bedroom establishment is a five-star hotel that is run by the Marriott hotel chain. The refurbished former private mansion is located at Grosvenor Square in the heart of Mayfair, very close to the US embassy. What makes it family worthy?  The centrally located and luxurious hotel has wonderful family rooms. These suites can… Read More

Dining at Gordon Ramsey’s Maze, London

One of our family’s favorite things to do when traveling around the world is discovering and sampling new foods and locales. Over the years, we have created our own short list of ‘the best ‘, as well as less nice lists of the worst of and never again counterparts.However, what started as an educational attempt… Read More

Review of Liverpool’s the Fab Four Taxi Tour

As we only had a few hours to spend in Liverpool, we decided to book a  private  Beatles aka Fab Four tour that was recommended by a friend of ours who had gone on the trip the year before. The guide Terry, who turns out was the also the owner, met us at the port as we… Read More

Taking the Kids to Madurodam Park

    Maduorodam’s  History The Netherlands is a beautiful country that, despite its size, holds many wonders and activities for all ages to enjoy. From the traditional tulip fields to Turkish shawarma, The Netherlands is a lovely mixture of classic and modern.If you decide to visit The Netherlands with your family, one place, you must… Read More

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