Panasonic’s Lumix ZS40 Perfect to Capture Disney Moments

  As a traveling mom with special-needs kids, I’m on the continuous lookout for products that cannot only enhance my travel experience but help me save time and effort. For some time now I been searching for my ‘perfect’ camera after systematically having gone through multiple point and shoots and DSLR’s –the first being too flimsy… Read More

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

Q&A with Tony Gross of ‘TalkRocketGo’ mobile app

TalkRocket Go, the product of Canadian based company MyVoice, is an innovative mobile application for i-Pads and i-Phones that utilize voice synthesis technology to allow verbal communication for people with autism and brain injuries. Some of the app’s unique features include: “locabularies”–location (GPS) based phrases—and an interactive “support studio” that enables family members or teachers… Read More

Q&A with Erin Wilson of QR CODE ID

Ask any parent and they will tell you that losing their child in a crowd is probably one of their biggest fears. It can happen in an instant when you take your eyes off your child: in an airport, theme park even the local market. When my kids were younger, I admit I was one 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

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

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