Barbie Dream House Experience at Mall of America

Studies show that those of us who grew up playing make-believe with action figures and miniaturized accessories are at a huge advantage. Apparently, using our imaginations and spending time in a fantasy land does wonders for the developing brain and sets us in good standing for the future. As adults, we simply don’t get the… Read More

Riding the Grand Canyon Railway with Kids

I wanted a fun way to introduce my kids to one of the world’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. I discovered I could do this through riding the Grand Canyon Railway. It was magical, the kids were not only well behaved and enjoyed every minute, but we adults also enjoyed the ride and the beautiful… Read More

A Family Day in Salem Massachusetts

Witchcraft and Halloween are often closely associated. But back in 1600s Salem, witchcraft was a wild accusation that could easily lead to the death of the accused with little real evidence. This dark period in history is still remembered and preserved in the original Salem Massachusetts location. Here, you can practically walk through history. Salem,… Read More

Taking the Kids to the Winchester Mystery House

  If you ever visit Silicon Valley, and if you or anyone you know loves history, the paranormal, or unusual architecture, the Winchester Mystery House is a must see for a tour. The house has a very strange story behind it, and depending on the guide and length of the tour it can be an informative,… Read More

Taking the Kids to Memphis National Civil Rights Museum

Less than ten minutes walking distance from the city’s heart and music filled Beale Street stands the Lorraine Motel. Unfortunately, the place would have probably stayed unknown to most if it hadn’t been for the fateful April 4, 1968, when Martin Luther King Jr., was shot and killed while standing on its second story balcony…. Read More

The Autism Friendly Reagan Library and Museum

During his fifty-year career, Ronald Reagan inspired US citizens and world leaders to aspire to and to achieve more than they had previously imagined. His legacy lives on for all to embrace and to discover at the Reagan Presidential Library where notable public figures, exhibits, and ongoing events depict and showcase Ronald Reagan’s esteemed values,… Read More

Is St Pete’s Dali Museum Fun for Kids?

Celebrating Salvador Dali, the Dali Museum located at ‪One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, Florida, contains some of the artist’s best works that give visitors a comprehensive insight into his life and art.  Though this may not sound like the best place to take kids, especially with autism, an afternoon visit may chance your mind. Children… Read More

Exploring SWEET! Hollywood with Kids

Located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 201, Los Angeles at the Hollywood and Highland mall; is a 28,000 square foot candy shop aptly called SWEET! As the name suggests, there are candies galore, and you will find an assortment of sweets and chocolates of all shapes, sizes, colors, tastes and fragrances. SWEET! Advertises itself as… Read More

10 Favorite NYC Spots to Visit with Kids

Planning a family trip to a big city like New York can be a daunting task for most parents, let alone for parents of kids with autism. After several readers had sent in questions about their pending  New York vacations, we thought it might be helpful to list our top ten favorite NYC spots to visit for… Read More

The Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Did you know that computer history is 2000 years old? Have you ever been fascinated by some of the early computers from the 1940s? If your answer is yes, then you need to put the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California on your bucket list. However, this museum with its 20 plus exhibits is also a must-see for… Read More

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