Our Plane Etiquette Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

  In today’s travel world, space on aircraft is extremely restricted. Therefore, people on the autism spectrum might find flying more challenging than other modes of transportation. Parents and educators should impart basic etiquette rules so that their children can interact better with their fellow flyers. Here are some situations we’ve dealt with while flying, and… 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

Q&A with Beth Henry of Cloud Surfing Kids

  Beth Henry is a flight attendant and a busy mom of two energetic kids. On her website, Cloud Surfing Kids, she shares tips for flying with kids., based on her professional and parental experiences. Beth has always had a keen interest in child development and psychology and is fascinated with how her daughter, Ella’s… 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

Say Yes to the Global Entry Program

This month’s ‘Ask Margalit’ section deals with the Global Entry program that the TSA  has recently launched in the United States and whether it presents and any benefits for the autism community. Hi, Margalit.  “I’m writing from Ohio. I travel quite a bit here in the US and sometimes abroad. I have a daughter who… Read More

Is United Airlines Really Discriminating Against Autism?

It’s May 2015, and here we are yet again faced with a story about airlines and autism. In the past year, it seems that these stories have increased in number and taken on a life of their own. Contributing to the cause of this phenomenon is the media outlets’ exposure as well as the fact… 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

Minneapolis St Paul’s Airport Navigating Autism Program

In the last few years, many airlines and airports have introduced mock flights for families who wish to expose their child with autism to the concept of flying in a real aircraft. Though I’m  happy to hear of new autism-friendly programs as a whole; I’m a bit peeved that some organizations are trying to make… Read More

California’s Great America Theme Park

  Tucked away in the center of Silicon Valley is California’s Great America Park. Built back in the 70’s and currently owned by Cedar Fair (who have Knott’s Berry Farm and several other parks across the U.S), this Park is filled with family-friendly activities as well as fast-speed roller coasters rivaling Disneyland and Six Flag Magic Mountain… Read More

The Four Seasons Food Truck is back!

Food Trucks, or roach coaches as they were fondly known, have been indispensable American dining venues for years. With no food ratings back in the day, they were staples next to offices, construction sites, and college dorms. One of my early food memory is of my mother warning me against their foods as she was… Read More

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