Traveling with Kids? Useful Tips to Avoid Common Parasite Borne Illnesses

  Everyone would agree vacations are fun. And when we return home,  most of us are excited about bringing back souvenirs that remind us of the good times. But sometimes, we end up bringing back unwanted ones! From head lice to  Lyme disease; here are our tips how to avoid common parasites borne illnesses when traveling… 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

Traveling with Autism? Tips for Successful Road Trips

Every summer questions about car travel seem to top our e-mail inquiries. So, naturally thought I’d share this one as the ‘Ask Margalit’ question of the month.   Dear Margalit, Later this summer for our family vacation we are taking a road trip across five Southern States! I am looking forward to it but also dreading… Read More

Teaching Kids with Autism How to Pack

  One of the biggest challenges I have faced over my years of family travel was to come up with a simple system to teach my son with autism this life skill: How to pack and unpack efficiently. If you are a parent or caregiver facing the same issue and could use some tips, this… Read More

Creating the Perfect Social Travel Story for Autism

One of the questions many parents contact me, about is how to create a good social travel story to prepare their children with autism for their upcoming vacation. Unfortunately, most travel venues like airports, airlines, hotels and cruise lines don’t provide one, so it is pretty much up to the parents to create one for… Read More

Theme Parks with Autism –Top Seven “Must Pack” Items

One of the more pressing and recurring questions that many parents to special needs children ask is, “What should I pack when planning a Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation?” So whether you are a first time visitor or have visited before and could use a refresher list, this post is for you. Hand Sanitizer… Read More

Q&A with Graeme Phillips Train Travel Aficionado

  How do you plan a trip? I research the places I want to travel to and see how accessible they regard transportation. If I still want to go, I  create my itinerary, book the trips and then my lodgings. Do you travel alone or with a group? I travel solo unless there is someone… Read More

Top Five Family-Friendly Cemeteries

  Exploring a cemetery may seem like an odd option to pass a morning or afternoon, but in the past decade, a growing number of families have discovered the benefits of becoming budding taphophiles*. In fact, visiting a cemetery can be the perfect budget friendly way to interest school-age children in a city’s history and dignitaries… Read More

Q&A with Michelle Conover, Neuropsychologist

   How does exposure to new places and experiences contribute to active learning? With exposure to new experiences or people comes an opportunity for problem solving or communication. When you are familiar with the person or the place, you have already learned how to navigate the issue, so there is not as much opportunity for further learning. However, when… Read More

The Holiday Travel With Autism Survival Guide

 The winter holidays according to most popular songs and stories are meant to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, yet many families with autistic kids dread their yearly arrival. Some families opt to stay home and celebrate away from their loved ones just to avoid the hassles of traveling with autistic children.The ones… Read More

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