Top Ten Clothing Tips when Traveling with Autism

Dressing a child with autism and sensory issues is not easy at the best of times, but preparing them for travel can be a campaign in itself. The problem arises when we expect children to step out of their personal comfort zone and wear unfamiliar items either due to different climates, cultural dress code or other… Read More

Our Tips for Minimizing Travel Anxiety with Autism

  As a parent or caregiver, we are always looking for ways to minimize travel anxiety. The best way to do that is to identify one’s child’s anxiety triggers before, during and after travel and then seek to find suitable accommodations or solutions to eliminate these triggers.   Here are some factors and questions to consider before… Read More

Clothing Tips for Taking Kids with Autism to Disney World

Unknown to many, clothing choices can be quite important for a theme park visit. For those who deal with sensory issues, clothing can make a day visit unpleasant and lead to meltdowns. Here are our tips for making good clothing choices for Walt Disney World. Shoes Visiting Walt Disney World involves a lot of walking… Read More

Common Cruising Misconceptions for Parents of Kids with Autism

Traveling parents of children with autism often have many concerns over cruising. However, many common concerns are either unfounded or easily remedied. Here are some cruising concerns we frequently hear about and how families can navigate them and enjoy cruising.   Cabin is too Small for my Child The average inside cabins encompass about 160… Read More

Attending a Flamenco Show with Children with Autism

  Hello Margalit, My name is Dondria, and I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana. We are traveling to Madrid, Spain next month and my husband, and I were trying to decide on something. Our twin fourteen-year-old sons have autism. We have taken them places and done road-trips, and they have flown before, and we survived. Now… Read More

How Travel Helped with My Child’s Sensory Challenges

  Many parents to kids with autism cringe at the mere thought of traveling with their kids. They focus on how the kids’ routine will be altered which will lead to heightened anxiety and meltdowns. However, that may not always be the case. Traveling could also not only help educate kids but assist them in… Read More

Tips to Booking Guided Tours for Families with Autism

One of the best ways to experience a new location is through a group guided tour, especially with a limited time and budget. However, not all tours are created equal. Some trips can end up too tiring for kids with autism. Just like anything else, a little pre-planning can help make a day trip just… Read More

Handling Dolphin Encounters for Kids with Autism

      People often ask us whether it is appropriate for their kids with autism to participate in a dolphin encounter. As with any activity, the level of the individual’s functioning is always a consideration, along with age and personal interest level. As a family, we have done multiple encounters in such places as… Read More

Six Tips for Traveling in South America with Family

South America is a fascinating continent to visit especially for families from Europe and the States. Although most of the South American population originates from Europe and has similar traditions like the United States and European countries, we as Americans did notice some things that were surprisingly different. Here are six main things we suggest… Read More

Tips for Families Cruising with Autism

Dear Margalit, Our friends finally convinced us to take a cruise vacation, and we are going to do it! My wife and I are finding it all a bit daunting and don’t know where to begin because of our one daughter with PDD and our younger son who was recently diagnosed with autism. Any tips… Read More

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