Top Boston Travel Suggestions for Children with Autism

Boston is one of our favorite cities to visit in the US. It is very autism and family friendly with many activities that are sure to engage and please kids and adults. For those who have not visited Boston yet, here are our top suggestions to try. Take the water shuttle The most economical way to see… 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

Q&A with Dr Stephen Mark Shore- Autism Advocate

Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was a typically developing child until around 18 months old, when he was, in his words,“ hit with the autism bomb”. He became nonverbal, but due to the early intervention by his parents, his speech ability began to return at the age of four. Refuting the doctors recommendations for institutionalization, his… Read More

Q&A with Karen Bower of ‘Railman’ Blog

Our guest this month is Karen Bower from the UK. Karen is an industrial chemist by background, married and busy stay at home mom to Harry and Imogen and steps mom to Hannah and Issy. When did you start traveling with your kids? We began quite early; Harry was two, and a half and Imogen was barely eight months…. Read More

Helping Hotels Become Autism Friendly

A Twitter friend asked me the other day, whether I knew if a particular hotel in London was ‘autism friendly.’ We had never stayed at this specific property, so I suggested she contacted the hotel directly and asked whether it could provide the accommodations she needed. I mentioned that based on our decade of travel… Read More

Aluteva -Israel’s Hotel for Families with Autism

Many families with autism I’ve spoken to in the last year have expressed the wish to stay in autism-friendly hotels on their vacations. Although the main chains have made incredible strides in the last decade to accommodate the special needs community, some families still feel the need for hotels specializing specifically in autism. I had the… Read More

Hotel with the heart of Gold-David Intercontinental Tel Aviv

During Jeffrey’s and my stay at the Intercontinental David in Tel-Aviv last month, I was enthralled by the heightened autism awareness the staff practiced towards us and gave my glowing review to the front door manager. He smiled, telling me that the hotel management staff is involved in community service efforts, spearheading efforts to help… Read More

Four Easy Ways to Make Hotel Stays More Pleasant

The adage goes: “There is always room for improvement” and that applies to the travel industry as a whole and the hotel industry in particular. After a decade of travel and hundreds of hotel stays, here is our list of the changes we’d like to see in hotels. We’re hopeful that hotel chains and owners… Read More

The Family Friendly David Intercontinental Tel Aviv

Location The Family Friendly David Intercontinental Hotel ‘s location is ideal for most travelers seeking to explore the different aspects of Tel Aviv life. It not only faces a pristine Mediterranean beach and city park that appeal to beachgoers but borders the famous bohemian neighborhood of Neve Tzedek and the revived charming old railway station… Read More

Creating the Ideal Autistic Friendly Hotel Room

  As Autism Awareness grows around the world and within the travel industry, many hotel managers have asked me for advice on how to make their establishment more autism-friendly. Although there is no exact formula to fit all families with autism, I’ve come up with some useful guidelines hotels can adopt to accommodate patrons with… Read More

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