Review of the Quilted North South Overnight LUG Bag

  The Quilted North-South Overnight Lug Bag is a useful accessory to carry-on luggage for families and solo travelers. With its multiple compartments and pockets, it has become a welcome addition to our family arsenal of luggage. Off the bat, I’d like to mention how this is NOT a paid post or advertisement of any… Read More

Create Family Memories with Lucky Charms Pops

  As a Parent of two sons, one of which has activities that would help my son’s overall fine motor coordination. One of the biggest challenges that we faced as a family was that we traveled quite often, and our son with autism naturally joined us. We noticed that he was very enthusiastic about touching… Read More

Review of the Ricardo Elite Roxbury 2.0 Carry-On Suitcase

With college graduations fast approaching and summer in full swing many parents, myself including, are in search of new luggage.  For years, we’ve traveled with matching flower patterned suitcases, but I needed a more businesslike look for our son to use during his summer internship in Northern California. So I was excited to get the… Read More

Review of AT&T Unite for GoPhone by NETGEAR

As a professional blogger and mother to a son with autism, it seems I’m always in search of working Wi-Fi. For several years, I’ve been sitting on the fence on whether I should get my personal Wi-Fi hotspot device or run around looking for free Wi-Fi in coffee shops and libraries. I finally caved in… Read More

Fun Autism Travel Toy : SpeedStacks

My son and I came across Speed Stacks® last week at the TradeWinds resort during our visit to the NAC 2014 conference in St Pete, Florida. In fact, what brought the toy to my attention was that while I was walking around and networking, my son who has never shown any aptitude when it comes… Read More

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

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