10 Spots to Explore in Palm Springs with Autism

  Palm Springs, California is widely known as a laid-back golfing and retirement community. Therefore, it is not typically marketed towards families. However, there are some great places in Palm Springs to explore, particularly for travelers who have never been to the area. Moreover, the city has many dining and lodging options to fit all… Read More

Navigating Universal Studios Orlando with Autism

Originally opened at 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida as a single theme park in June of 1990, the famous Universal Studios Orlando still flourishes. Islands of Adventure was added later, and together these movie-inspired theme parks draw almost 30 million visitors per year.For visitors who have autism, visiting a theme park can be fun but… Read More

Seven Pre-Flight Tips for Autism

It is never too early for parents to start preparing their special needs child for any future vacation. In fact, the sooner parents begin to practice the tips below, the more equipped they will be to travel and the more enjoyable their experiences will be. For those who might be unsure how to start the… Read More

Pros and Cons of Wheelchair Assistance When Traveling With Autism

  Hi Margalit, I’m Darla from Florida, and I read your blog regularly. It helps reading and being able to relate to the things you write. I have a daughter who is seven years old and diagnosed with severe autism. She is non-verbal but not aggressive to others. It doesn’t happen often, but when she… Read More

JetBlue Airline’s Autism-Friendly Service

When it comes to airlines offering top-notch autism-friendly service, JetBlue has been one of our favorites.We recently had our first opportunity to test their accommodations for ourselves and see exactly how autism-friendly the airline truly is. For many years I’ve been following with interest JetBlue’s efforts to help travelers with autism get accommodations when they… Read More

Trekking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela with Autism

As some of you may know our readers are always invited to contact us to ask for advice, tips or any other help planning their trips. The service is free and is available through private email on our contact us section on tour navigation bar or via our FB page.  In this case, Lisa’s question about… Read More

Disney’s BOMA :Introduce your Kids to African Foods

During our last Walt Disney World vacation, we had the opportunity to introduce our kids to the foods of Africa at Boma restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Boma’s Decor With the largest continent for its inspiration, both the lodge and its flagship restaurant showcase the African fauna and flora in their décor. The restaurant… Read More

Ten Tips for Successful Museum Visits with Autism

 Museums are fantastic places for learning about history, art, culture and a variety of other subjects, but, unfortunately, some have a reputation for not being very child-friendly. Taking children, especially those with autism to such establishments might seem like an overwhelming proposition, but with the right approach and proper planning; parents can turn it into… Read More

10 Favorite NYC Spots to Visit with Kids

Planning a family trip to a big city like New York can be a daunting task for most parents, let alone for parents of kids with autism. After several readers had sent in questions about their pending  New York vacations, we thought it might be helpful to list our top ten favorite NYC spots to visit for… Read More

Q&A with Jessica Bowers ,Founder of Suitcases and Sippycups

When and how did you start traveling? I grew up in a family where travel wasn’t a priority, so I never really knew the joy of travel until I was married with children. My husband had a job that required him to travel, so we packed up our little one and went along with him…. Read More

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