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

Q&A with Tony Gross of ‘TalkRocketGo’ mobile app

TalkRocket Go, the product of Canadian based company MyVoice, is an innovative mobile application for i-Pads and i-Phones that utilize voice synthesis technology to allow verbal communication for people with autism and brain injuries. Some of the app’s unique features include: “locabularies”–location (GPS) based phrases—and an interactive “support studio” that enables family members or teachers… Read More

Preventing Incidental Charges During Travel

Though times are changing and there is more awareness about autism worldwide, many hotels and cruise cabins are not necessarily setting up autistic travelers (and their families) for success. The good news is, with a little planning, you can still minimize your liability and avoid paying for expensive incidental charges before they occur. Here are… 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 Erin Wilson of QR CODE ID

Ask any parent and they will tell you that losing their child in a crowd is probably one of their biggest fears. It can happen in an instant when you take your eyes off your child: in an airport, theme park even the local market. When my kids were younger, I admit I was one of… 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

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

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

Hotel Fire Safety Tips for Travelers with Autism

That shrill unmistakable fire alarm sound you cannot ignore accompanied by the front desk calling to ask you to evacuate your room. Do YOU know what to do? We experienced this terrifying scenario on our first overseas trip on a cold February night with two young special needs. kids . Luckily, it was a false… Read More

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