Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Traveling With Children With Autism: Practice Vacation!

It doesn't feel like it here in the northeast, but Spring and Summer are not far off, and with them, the chance to get away from it all with a fantastic family vacation!  The idea of taking a vacation can be a tempting fantasy, but for families with children with special needs, it can also induce feelings of panic or fear.  If new places, sights, experiences, or sounds are a potential issue for soemone you love, then a getaway to a strange place could seem overwhelming. 

Alan Day of ASD Vacations
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to decrease the anxiety associated with putting together a vacation.  One of the best resources for families planning to travel with a family member with special needs is the blog at ASD Vacations.  Written by Alan Day, this blog features a world of advice on everything from picky eaters to traveling with your own "village." In particular, this post on taking a Practice Vacation provides invaluable advice, suggestions, and special offers for families seeking ideas for how best to prepare for their family getaway.  We love this blog for its wealth of information on special needs travel, and we know you will too!

Safe and happy travels!
-Destination Mom

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