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Special Needs and Autism Travel

Life is either a Great Adventure…

…or Nothing.”

Helen Keller

How Can Working With A Special Needs and Autism Travel Expert Help?

Certified Autism Centers: Are They Right for You?

Explore more where your entire family is welcome! Beaches is the first Advanced Certified Autism Center.

Partnering with industry experts, local experiences, & tour operators to provide once in a lifetime memories, families can even receive one on one care from certified “Buddies”.

So dust off that box of missed opportunities & heartbreaking decisions of what you thought your special needs family could experience & ride a horse, swim with dolphins, or even scuba dive!

What If We Want To Visit A Themepark?

Sesame Place is proud to be the first Theme Park to be designated a Certified Autism Center. With it’s smaller size & tyke friendly rides, it might just be a great “first” for your child.

As a 𝗨𝗦𝗔 based Certified Autism Center, Discovery Cove provides hands on marine experiences like swimming with dolphins. Not ready to take a longer flight outside the country yet? A visit here is a great opportunity to provide memory making opportunities domestically.

Cruising With Autism: What Are My Options?

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Disney Cruise Line offers a wide variety of services for those with special needs from accessible staterooms, deep cleaning, complimentary distilled water for medical use, sharps disposal, to visual doorbell systems. Cast members are trained to deal with wide range of needs. Food blending for those on a feeding tube to sign language support are just a few examples of accommodations available onboard a Disney cruise ship.

Autism on the Seas offers fully staffed cruises where volunteer providers from the special needs community such as therapists & clinicians provide direct to support to families before & during the cruise. Parents get professionally staffed respite time & event help at meal times. AoS with even work directly with the cruiseline to ensure that the right shape chicken nuggets are available.
Autism of the Seas and Royal Caribbean International have partnered together for over 10 years to provide amazing autism cruise vacation experiences. In addition to offering its own Autism Friendly program, Royal Caribbean is the ONLY cruise line that promotes and integrates the Autism on the Seas’ Staff Assisted Cruises in their offerings to guests. Families can join individually an AoS prescheduled staff assisted cruise OR a large group can work to with AoS on their timetable to coordinate a sailing. The best part, you can still access all Royal Caribbean’s sale Pricing & work with your preferred travel agent (like me)!
An Unforgettable Vacation for Family

How I can help special needs families travel happy with less stress.

I’m a former teacher with a Master’s in Education. But, more importantly, I’m a mom—a mom of 3 amazing special needs kids. Our family, like yours, has a lot on their plate, and while every family’s journey is unique, here’s a sample of what’s on my plate: autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, severe food allergies, an immunodeficiency, and a feeding tube.

I’ve received special training to make sure EVERYONE can travel happy with less stress!

𝐈’𝐦 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝! 𝟒 𝐂𝐄𝐔𝐬, 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, & 𝟑 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐈𝐁𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐒! ⁣

It’s official! A lot of travel agents may say that they specialize in special needs, but are they certified?

𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐈’𝐦 𝐚 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺.

I have access to travel checklists that are specialized for those with autism & other special needs. Drive, fly, or cruise with less anxiety by letting me help you prepare in advance!

𝘔𝘺 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 & 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴, & 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘲𝘶𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 & 𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘣𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘳, 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘦, 𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘵.

Get exclusive sensory guides for attractions at Certified Autism Centers with a focus on accommodations & sensory awareness.

𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 & 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧 & 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬!

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