10 Autism Friendly Halloween Spots for Families

Halloween can often have an adverse effect on children with autism. The scary masks, loud sounds, erratic lights, and having to speak to strangers may be very hard for many.  Through the years, our family has enjoyed celebrating the holiday in various spots around the U.S  If you’d like to try a different way to… Read More

Rainy Day Attractions Families Absolutely Love in St. Augustine

  Recently, my family and I were lucky enough to spend a few days in St. Augustine, Florida. The city of St. Augustine, is so rich in our nation’s history, as well as local Floridian history. Typically, when I vacation, I go for the less planned care-free approach. But this time based on the weather… Read More

Florida St. Augustine Top Family Outdoor Attractions

    Settled back in 1565,  Florida’s St. Augustine is known as the oldest city in the U.S. The city has top-notch historic parks, pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches, and wildlife sanctuaries.  With average precipitations of under five inches of rain, visitors can enjoy an uninterrupted vacation of family fun in the sun. After exploring the city’s various… Read More

Family Stay at the Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando

  The Hilton Bonnet Creek Orlando is a  large 1000 room hotel set within the 482-acre Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve. This property located on the outskirts of  Walt Disney World is close to  Disney Springs. The hotel is a sound choice for conference well as families visiting nearby theme parks.Last June, we had the opportunity… Read More

7 Ways to Enjoy Butterbeer at Universal Studios Orlando

  For many die hard Harry Potter fans sampling Butterbeer is a must when visiting Universal Studios Orlando. What most don’t realize is that there are seven ways to drink and even eat butterbeer while visiting the parks.   Kids and adults the world over still love the Harry Potter series, a story of witchcraft,… Read More

Best Non -Theme Park Family Activities in Orlando

Orlando, Florida is well known as the location of two mega theme parks – Disney World and Universal Orlando. However, the city has so much more to offer to families than just parks. So, when the theme parks get too repetitive, parents should consider trying one of Best non-theme park Family  Activities on our list…. Read More

Fourteen Tips for Preventing Sensory Meltdowns at Disney World

Disney World with its five parks is vast, and there’s so much to experience. No parent wants to deal with a meltdown on vacation, let alone at Disney World where admission tickets are so pricey. In reality, chances are the intense activities of theme parks might kids with autism into sensory overload. To help parents mitigate such… 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

Our Family Stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian

When visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, families have many options for lodgings. For the most elaborate and luxurious  experience, we suggest staying at The Grand Floridian. This elegant resort is surprisingly family friendly, with plenty of activities for kids and parents alike to enjoy. What Makes it Family Worthy? This hotel is opulent with… Read More

Navigating Universal Studios Orlando with Autism

Originally opened at 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, Florida as a single theme park in June of 1990, the famous Universal Studios Orlando still flourishes. Islands of Adventure was added later, and together these movie-inspired theme parks draw almost 30 million visitors per year.For visitors who have autism, visiting a theme park can be fun but… Read More

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