JetBlue’s ‘Wings for Autism’

  ”Wings For Autism’ is a  program developed three years ago by JetBlue airlines to help kids with autism become more familiarize with airport settings. Here are some highlights from May 4th, 2013 event, at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, for those who didn’t get a chance to attend. This post can be printed as… Read More

Debunking Autism Travel Myths

I regularly meet parents with kids on the autism spectrum who have serious misconceptions about traveling with traveling with autism. I can relate to those who have tried to travel with their child and encountered mishaps, but what I find most alarming is the high percentage of parents that base their decisions on other people’s… Read More

Helping Hotels Become Autism Friendly

A Twitter friend asked me the other day, whether I knew if a particular hotel in London was ‘autism friendly.’ We had never stayed at this specific property, so I suggested she contacted the hotel directly and asked whether it could provide the accommodations she needed. I mentioned that based on our decade of travel… Read More

Autism Accommodation Suggestions for the Travel Industry

Anyone who knows me and has spent any time on my website would agree that I advocate traveling with special needs family members. In fact, I wholeheartedly promote it as a great idea. Through trial and error, I have navigated the travel industry and learned many valuable things over the years that have made going… Read More

Creating the Ideal Autistic Friendly Hotel Room

  As Autism Awareness grows around the world and within the travel industry, many hotel managers have asked me for advice on how to make their establishment more autism-friendly. Although there is no exact formula to fit all families with autism, I’ve come up with some useful guidelines hotels can adopt to accommodate patrons with… Read More

Autism Travel Tips for Travel Agents

Autism travel is a growing untapped segment of the travel industry that has yet to be adequately addressed. By CDC estimates, there are over 2 million kids with autism under 18 in the US alone. Accompanied by a minimum of one caregiver the number of potential autism-related travelers easily jumps to 4 million, and that… Read More

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