Flying LATAM Airlines with Autism

    LATAM is an airline that mainly flies to and from South America, so we hadn’t flown with them until we decided to visit Peru. One of the main reasons we chose LATAM was that I had British Airways miles that could be used to cover four tickets round trip from Los Angeles to… Read More

Business Class on Air New Zealand is Luxury Defined

Some people say that the most surprise events make for the best stories, and in our case, our experience with Air New Zealand exemplifies exactly that! We had originally booked a flight from Lisbon to Zürich connecting to LA which ultimately fell through when our Lisbon to Zürich segment flight was late. This change of… Read More

Flying Virgin America with Autism

We recently flew Virgin America out of LAX. Overall, the experience surpassed our expectations in accommodations, entertainment, comfort, and compassion for autism travel.  Booking Process I booked our flights on the Virgin America website, though I ended up having to fly a week earlier than my husband and my son who has autism. All three… Read More

Must Have Items when flying with Autism

This month’s question comes from a Facebook follower, a parent, who is wondering what items are essential to pack when flying with a kid on the autism spectrum. Of course, each kid has his or hers favorite things so my tips will solely focus on the ‘essential items’ in all categories, that should be packed with… Read More

Stress Free Flight with Autism? It Can Be Done!

This month’s question for the “Ask  Margalit’ is one that many parents have struggled with over the years, and it is how to have stress-free flights with special needs kids. Dear Margalit When I was single and before we had children, flying felt like an incredible adventure. I may be wrong but nowadays getting on… Read More

Taking Autistic Kids to Paris

Guest post by Zoe Sandell After our visit to London, we decided to visit Paris for a few days. We took the underground that took us to the Eurostar Paris Station. The station looks a bit like an airport; we still had to check in and go through security and wait to board. Our autistic… Read More

Tips for Successful Family Reunions with Autism

The summer vacation is here and with it, invitations to family gatherings and reunions. For many of us, family gatherings mean happy celebrations and the creation of beautiful memories but for families with autism, they can spell meltdowns and stress. Since several parents have asked me for tips to help their kids with autism attend… Read More

Q&A with Dr Stephen Mark Shore- Autism Advocate

Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was a typically developing child until around 18 months old, when he was, in his words,“ hit with the autism bomb”. He became nonverbal, but due to the early intervention by his parents, his speech ability began to return at the age of four. Refuting the doctors recommendations for institutionalization, his… Read More

Q&A with Donna Ciccia Parent and Nutritionist

    What made you chose a skiing vacation for your family? We wanted to have a family “White Christmas” experience. Coming from Australia, we only get hot summer Christmas’. My mother wished to experience a traditional White Christmas, and we decided to include skiing with this experience. How did you prepare your son for… Read More

Why Fly with TAM Airlines

When I made plans to fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, I decided to book my flight with TAM Airlines because it is part of the well-trusted Star Alliance .* We had never flown with them before, so I did not know what to expect when I booked my flight.Much to… Read More

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