Why Traveling with Autism is Beneficial for Families

  From recent conversations I’ve had with parents to kids with autism, it seems that most focus too much on travel logistics and forget the actual benefits it might bring to their family as a whole and their child as an individual. Having traveled with my son with special- needs for almost a decade, I… Read More

Visiting D-Day Normandy Beaches With Kids

Today June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of what has come to be known as D-Day. On this day in 1944, the Allied forces composed of US, Canadian UK, and French soldiers landed simultaneously on five adjacent beaches in Normandy and launched a massive attack on the German army strategically barricaded behind a series of… 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

Q&A with Christine Frances Poe of Travelling Tikko™

Please introduce us to  your family I live with my husband Brett and our sons Bryce ( 13) and Dorian ( 10) in Burlington, Ontario in Canada. Brett works in transportation and loves jamming with the “Kanuck” band while I’m an entrepreneur working from home. My passions include advocating for autism, writing, singing, and performing puppet… 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

How Visualizing Your Trip is Key to Successful Travel

  One of the best ways to plan a successful vacation especially when traveling with kids on the autism spectrum is by visualizing your trip in advance. Scrutinizing your travel itinerary details carefully along with creating an alternative plan for unexpected scenarios is not only useful but can ultimately make the difference between a stressful even… 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

Happy Mother’s Day

Last week, my blog Autistic Globetrotting celebrated its two-year anniversary. Many things have changed during this past year: it expanded, joined Google+ and Twitter, made new friends, and even developed a brand-new look. Even through all this change, one thing has remained constant: the idea to inspire autistic families to go out and explore the… Read More

Q&A with Simone Balestrin Autism Mom

“I love that we can now go to cafes together and order a meal. Places with booth seats are the best because I can sit on the outside and block off most of the other customers and stop him running around.” Hi everyone, My name is Simone, I live in Australia, and I have a seven-year-old son,… Read More

Q&A with Annette White of Camp Autism

“…Part of our planning for this coming vacation involves Bailey. Being so technically- minded he loves to look on Google maps and  print off his list of directions which has saved us more than once from getting lost…” My name is Annette and I have two kids – Bailey( 11) with high functioning autism and Holly (6)  in Prep… Read More

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