Q&A with Jesemine Jones of ‘Starbrite Kids’

    What is your personal connection to the special needs community? We are founders of the Starbrite Kids Program and Starry Night Travel, LLC, a travel agency that specializes in planning travel for families with a child with special needs. We have fifty years of combined experience educating children with a broad spectrum of… Read More

Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s Book “Changing Gears”

  I admit I was surprised when I was asked to review Nancy Sathre-Vogel’s current book “Changing Gears: A Family’s Odyssey to the End of the World”  that chronicles her family‘s biking journey. By any standard, I am not the outdoorsy type—I can’t even ride a bike. Nevertheless, I have to say I’m happy I agreed since… Read More

Q&A with Lisa Domican of Grace App

Why did you decide to create the Grace App? I discovered that picture exchange communication was the best way to prompt and reward independent communication for both my children with Autism. I could observe their interests and needs, then create a picture with which I could prompt them to communicate their wishes and get the… Read More

Review of Candy Harrington’s “22 Accessible Road Trips” book

Candy Harrington’s new book “22 Accessible Road Trips”, is a treasure trove of valuable information for all the special needs travelers seeking to revive the glory days of the great American road trip. Though it mainly focuses on the wheelchair and slow walkers travel; the book’s basic concept that road trips can be a better option… Read More

Review of Laura Vickers “Flying to see Janet’ book

Laura Vickers’  book ‘Flying to see Janet’ is by far the best book I have seen about travel written for younger kids with autism. Over the past decade, I have seen multiple books that have tried to address the topic of autism and travel some more successful than others but most didn’t  manage to describe… Read More

Review of ‘Around the World in 80 Ways’ Activity Book for Kids

    Australian born, Jane Tara created a winner travel entertainment book for families to enjoy while waiting patiently or less patiently in airports, train stations and beyond.If you are a parent, you know how difficult it can be to entertain kids while traveling and how easily they end up being bored with everything. Whether… Read More

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