Guide to Cruising with Allergies

One of my readers contacted me this week asking for my tips when traveling with children with autism that also have food allergies. As spring break and summer are fast approaching, I thought I’d share some tips to use for your next cruise or all-inclusive resort stay.    Planning stage Contact your company and ask the… Read More

Six Things to Check before Planning your Next Vacation

Most of us love to dream of exotic destinations and plan our next ‘big’ getaway when in reality we should be making sure we are adequately prepared for unforeseen events. So, before booking that next cruise or theme park visit here are the six essential things you need to check off your list as soon… Read More

Unraveling the Secrets of a Well Packed Handbag

   As a young traveler, I thought that lugging that incredibly cumbersome and expensive designer half open bag around the airport made me look sexy until I got pick pocketed, that is. Then came that period in my life when I somehow developed extra limbs to carry the overloaded diaper bag, baby one, toddler two and stroller, as well as what resembled… Read More

Which Cruise to Book when Traveling with Autism

  The New Year has finally arrived, and it is time to start planning your family’s travel for the coming spring and summer. You’ve heard all about them and have finally decided to take the proverbial plunge and go on that first family cruise.With so many choices out there: how do you choose a cruise that… Read More

Q&A with Rose Niehaus Morris of the ‘Safety Sleeper Bed’

    How you came up with the idea of the Safe Sleeper?. We first thought of the concept during a visit to a friend’s house in Dallas (we live in Pa)  when we were experiencing sleeping issues with my youngest at the time, Abram. He had autism and didn’t sleep a lot, but getting him… Read More

Testing the new TSA ‘Opt Out’ Program

    We flew out of Los Angeles International Airport last week, for our weekend in New Orleans.My husband and two sons, all decided to pass through the scanning machine and were cleared quite fast and efficiently.I decided to try the much talked about ‘OPT OUT’ TSA concept that had caused such a news commotion in the… Read More

Meltdown In The Sky: A Personal Story of Flying with Autism

“An old Romanian joke speaks of a dad sitting on a bench in the park with a unrelentingly screaming baby in his arms whispering, “Ferdinand be calm, Ferdinand be calm.” A well-meaning bystander who witnesses the situation approaches the dad and asks, “Shouldn’t you be trying something different since it’s obvious that whispering is not calming the child?”. “Oh, no,’”… Read More

Q&A with John Brown of Camping with Autism across America

What inspired you to travel with Devyn across the 50 states? It was in response to a promise I had made before he was born.I knew he would be a teenager when I retired, and I planned to spend our summers touring our great country.When he was diagnosed with autism, I thought “Well, there go those… Read More

Occupying the Kids when Stranded at the Airport

When faced with a long-scheduled layover or an unexpected flight delay, travelers with autism, more than any other category of travelers can become increasingly agitated and apprehensive, requiring a plethora of activities to keep them busy and entertained. Parents wishing to avoid the extra stress and occupy their kids if stranded at an airport should… Read More

The Holiday Travel With Autism Survival Guide

 The winter holidays according to most popular songs and stories are meant to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, yet many families with autistic kids dread their yearly arrival. Some families opt to stay home and celebrate away from their loved ones just to avoid the hassles of traveling with autistic children.The ones… Read More

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