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

Tips for Choosing Hotels for Families with Autism

  One of the most important elements of a vacation is choosing the right lodgings. It is necessary for parents booking the room to take the requirements of their child with autism or other special needs into account. If they have allergies, sensitivities, and other issues, parents need to make sure that these will be… Read More

Which Disney Park is Best for Kids with Autism?

    Dear Margalit, After meltdowns from our son with autism every time we had to leave the house when he was younger, we used your tips for introducing special needs children to the idea of traveling, and it has worked so well that I think we are finally ready to start visiting theme parks…. Read More

Nine Ways to Accommodate Kids with Autism while Flying

Airline travel is a stressful experience for any family. For a family with children with autism, however, there are many aspects to airports that are not autism-friendly by default. To help mitigate problems, parents need to be proactive in both contacting the airline and preparing themselves. Here are our nine tips for accommodating children with… Read More

Seven Pre-Flight Tips for Autism

It is never too early for parents to start preparing their special needs child for any future vacation. In fact, the sooner parents begin to practice the tips below, the more equipped they will be to travel and the more enjoyable their experiences will be. For those who might be unsure how to start the… Read More

Disembarkation Day Tips for Families with Autism

The very last morning of a cruise can be hectic with thousands of people trying to get off the ship.So, planning the day to be as stress-free as possible is crucial, especially for parents of children with autism. To help parents make the disembarkation process as painless as possible, we are sharing our personal tips. Before… Read More

Taking Your Child with Autism to Japan

Japan is a fascinating family-friendly country to experience for all, including children with autism. Before traveling, parents should understand its customs and culture better to help everyone have an enjoyable visit.    The Japanese toilets can be scary One of the first things travelers will encounter in Japan are the plug-in Japanese toilets. The commode facilities… Read More

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