Apps That Changed the Way We Travel with Autism

One of the things we find most interesting about travel is its ever-changing nature and how it has evolved especially in the past few years. Not only are there new trends in housing, destinations, and upgraded airline services, but with the introduction of smartphones, and apps new opportunities have opened to travelers.  For us as… Read More

Twelve Tips for Keeping a Cruise Cabin Tidy

      Cruise ship cabins are notoriously small on average. However, they are built to house families of three-four members for a couple of days in relative comfort. Parents should try to make the best of the limited space and accommodations by packing well and by organizing the space in such a way that… Read More

Attending a Flamenco Show with Children with Autism

  Hello Margalit, My name is Dondria, and I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana. We are traveling to Madrid, Spain next month and my husband, and I were trying to decide on something. Our twin fourteen-year-old sons have autism. We have taken them places and done road-trips, and they have flown before, and we survived. Now… Read More

Eight Cruise Line Accommodations to Request When Traveling with Autism

For parents of children with autism or other special needs, there is more to planning a cruise than making reservations. Booking is only the first step for families to ensure their needs are met. Here are eight cruise line accommodations parents should consider requesting. Boarding The port is often noisy and chaotic with hundreds of… Read More

Should Your Family Try the Boston CityPASS?

  With more and more cities offering a “city pass,” many families might be wondering if it is worth it. On a recent trip to Boston, we decided to grab city passes and ended up saving some money! What is it?         The Boston CityPASS is a ticket that can work for admission to the city’s… Read More

How Travel Helped with My Child’s Sensory Challenges

  Many parents to kids with autism cringe at the mere thought of traveling with their kids. They focus on how the kids’ routine will be altered which will lead to heightened anxiety and meltdowns. However, that may not always be the case. Traveling could also not only help educate kids but assist them in… Read More

Helping Kids with Autism Start a Souvenir Collection

  Helping kids with autism start a souvenir collection can provide them with a  lifetime hobby and valuable educational tools. Mastering consumer expertise and communication are just some of the life skills that can be learned by collecting  souvenirs. For parents wishing to help their children start collecting meaningful souvenirs from their family travels here are… Read More

Tips to Booking Guided Tours for Families with Autism

One of the best ways to experience a new location is through a group guided tour, especially with a limited time and budget. However, not all tours are created equal. Some trips can end up too tiring for kids with autism. Just like anything else, a little pre-planning can help make a day trip just… Read More

Handling Dolphin Encounters for Kids with Autism

      People often ask us whether it is appropriate for their kids with autism to participate in a dolphin encounter. As with any activity, the level of the individual’s functioning is always a consideration, along with age and personal interest level. As a family, we have done multiple encounters in such places as… Read More

Tips for Families Cruising with Autism

Dear Margalit, Our friends finally convinced us to take a cruise vacation, and we are going to do it! My wife and I are finding it all a bit daunting and don’t know where to begin because of our one daughter with PDD and our younger son who was recently diagnosed with autism. Any tips… Read More

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