Occupying the Kids when Stranded at the Airport

When faced with a long-scheduled layover or an unexpected flight delay, travelers with autism, more than any other category of travelers can become increasingly agitated and apprehensive, requiring a plethora of activities to keep them busy and entertained. Parents wishing to avoid the extra stress and occupy their kids if stranded at an airport should… Read More

The Holiday Travel With Autism Survival Guide

 The winter holidays according to most popular songs and stories are meant to be ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, yet many families with autistic kids dread their yearly arrival. Some families opt to stay home and celebrate away from their loved ones just to avoid the hassles of traveling with autistic children.The ones… 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

Q&A with Peter Shears-British Special Needs Activist

    As you well know by now, this blog deals with the different aspects of blending travel and autism. In the last few years, a new trend has emerged in the travel industry known as Volunteer Travel, which successfully combines the exploring of countries while helping the local population in their fight against poverty, diseases and other socio-economical problems…. Read More

Taking Your Child With Autism On A Bus Trip

Bus travel is finally on the rise in the last few years after many years of dwindling reservations, and for good reason.The new buses are not the old stuffy, uncomfortable vehicles that dominated the seventies and eighties, but new luxurious ones with extra leg space, assigned seating and free Wi-Fi. So assuming your child with autism… Read More

Q&A with Lou Giuffre of LifePROTEKT alert system

Please tell our readers about your product. LifePROTEKT is not about one product but about a bunch of safety products that represent the category of Personal Location Based GPS and Wandering Prevention Devices. Our products also fit into the fall detection PERS (Personal Emergency Response System) space. The solutions we provide come from manufacturers like Securatrac,… Read More

Inn at Harbor Town Hilton Head

      The greatness of a five-star establishment lies in its ability to modify itself to the needs of its different patrons, and its never-ending capacity to solve any issues that hamper planned stays. The Inn at the Harbor Town, Sea Pines Hilton Head fits this description to perfection. The service   We have stayed at… Read More

The Autistic Friendly Carnival Legend

  We arrived at Tampa pier at two o’clock, after finding out they started boarding by one.After notifying one of the porters that we are traveling with special needs persons, they called their supervisor immediately, and we received VIP treatment. Aldona, a Carnival superior took us to an air conditioned lounge and took care of… Read More

Why I finally ditched my fabric black suitcases

One of the most important things I have learned by traveling as frequently as I do; is never to own a black suitcase ever again! As someone who has spent endless hours around conveyor belts in different airports across multiple continents, I can testify that one of the most frustrating vacation pastimes can be trying… Read More

Cabin Accommodations for Travelers with Autism

For parents of kids with autism, one of the best tips I can give when taking a cruise is to get the kids acclimated to their cabin as fast as possible.The key to doing that is communicating with the cabin steward efficiently and relaying the necessary accommodations to him or her as soon as possible. For… Read More

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