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

Q&A with Erika Villanueva from Viajes To Go Vacations

You recently organized a cruise for moms who have kids with special needs: what made you think of the idea? Well, I had initially held a fundraising cruise for the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation in 2009. That’s where I met Gail Williamson, who at the time was working with the Down Syndrome Association of… Read More

Q&A with Wolfie Blue of ‘Rainbow Mamas Circus’

Wolfie Blue’s is a unique autism activist residing in the U.K. Over the years she has traveled extensively with her family and performed in many outdoor festivals as a circus performer.  She is a mother of four young kids, two of whom are diagnosed with autism as well as an educator(she homeschools her children) and an avid blogger lending much-needed tips to less… Read More

Q&A with Paul Cimins of Autism Radio

  Many parents of children with autism approach me and ask me to share travel tips for vacation planning. The truth is, it all depends on that family’s particular needs and vacationing style. While some families love to explore multiple new spots, others might have better luck returning to the same location year after year…. Read More

Q&A with Trey Duling VP of Orlando Vacation

What advantages can vacation home rentals offer to families with autism? The benefits of staying in a holiday home are the extra space for each family member to stretch out and the fully equipped kitchens. The kitchens are complete with microwave, oven, stove, full-size refrigerator, and all the pots and pans you will need to… Read More

Q&A with Naomi Andjelic Bartlett of ‘Autism Cafe’

 Why do you prefer an all-inclusive versus cruising? There are a couple of reasons why cruising isn’t an option for our family at the moment: Our son is on the severe end of the spectrum. He does not always sleep through the night and has strong vocal stims. Small cabin rooms with thin walls in… Read More

Q&A with Candy Harrington author of ’22 accessible road trips’

Candy Harrington is an author, columnist, and editor focusing on accessible travel for people with mobility disabilities. Apart from editing  ‘Emerging Horizons’ and blogging her travel experiences at ‘Barrier-free travel’, she has written columns for publications like New Mobility, PN, Ability, Momentum, SCI Life, Kids on Wheels, Active Living, Abilities, Frommers.com and Special Living. She… Read More

Q&A with Monika Knight of ‘Tomorrow can wait’

Monika and Scott Knight live in Berlin, Germany and are raising their son John who has autism.They are currently in the process of launching a blog titled ‘Tomorrow can wait’ and writing a book about their travels with John throughout Europe. How old is your son John and what is his current diagnosis? We’re Scott… Read More

Q&A with Courtney Barnum-autism parent and advocate

Courtney Barnum, aka Liam’s mom, strives to raise autism awareness through her personal stories on her blog titled “My as-some son’ as well as on her Facebook page “A Legion for Liam‘.When she is not busy homeschooling her son, Liam, who has autism, she loves planning budget trips to take with her family.She also enjoys art, music, antique car shows… Read More

Q&A with Yumi Yasuyama of ‘Adventures in Autism’

  Yumi Yasuyama lives in Aichi-Ken, Kariya City, Japan and is a mother to two sons, one of which (Aki) has autism and ADHD.She and her husband Junichi love to travel with their kids and share their family adventures on their Facebook page called-Adventures in Autism. In this interview, Yumi sheds light on what motivates them… Read More

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