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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Autism Spectrum, Baby, Christmas Holiday, Flee Market, Kids, Multigen, North America, Snowsports, USA

Santa Sightings Guaranteed to Bring Holiday Cheer

No matter how old you are or how skeptical you may be about Santa Claus and his role in the winter holidays, it seems that everyone enjoys seeing him on their holiday travels.

Thanks to our colleagues at  i.d.e.a. public relations, we can share some of his more exceptional appearances. They’re so much fun, in fact, that you may want to vacation alongside him.

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Author: Lisa Simmons

Tags : Autism Spectrum, Disabled, Health, Insurance & Safety, North America, Road Trip

10 Tips For Traveling With Special Needs Kids

A disability expert shares empowering advice with families whose travel needs are extra special.

Most parents will tell you that successful family traveling takes planning. Traveling with a special needs child takes even more preparation, but is sure to create wonderful families memories for everyone. Here are some tips to help make your adventure a true success.

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Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Autism Spectrum, Caribbean, Cruise, Kids, Kids Club, Multigen, Teens

A Quantum Leap In Cruising From Royal Caribbean

“Good, better, best,” is how Dhani Jones, Quantum of the Seas’ Experience Advisor for Sports & Fitness, talks about making smart food choices, and it’s an apt description of a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s latest journey-maker. Since I was only onboard for a two-night press preview, “better and better” is what I imagine this extraordinary ship will become.

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Author: Maureen Linehan

Tags : Autism Spectrum, Diet & Allergy Needs, Disabled, Health, Insurance & Safety

Special Needs Destinations And Programs For Travelers

Special needs travel options - whether snow or sand resorts - offer fun for the whole family, including those with physical disabilities, special dietary needs or intellectual challenges such as those on the autism spectrum.

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Author: Maureen Linehan

Tags : Autism Spectrum, Baby, Kids

Ten Tips For Vacationing With A Child Who Has Autism

As the fastest growing developmental disorder, autism has become a mainstream topic among travel professionals and families looking for an adaptive vacation.  For the parent of a child or close relative with autism, many questions come up each day, even more so when trying to plan a family vacation.

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Author: Judy Antell

Tags : Autism Spectrum, Diet & Allergy Needs, Family-Friendly Hotels, Health, Insurance & Safety, Kids, Spa & Wellness, Tips & Documents, Water & Themeparks, Watersports

Traveling With Children On The Autism Spectrum

Parents with children on the autism spectrum know better than most that family vacations are, by their very nature, a break from routine. But what do you do when routine is what your child requires?
 
This is the dilemma faced by families traveling with children with disorders on the autism spectrum, and is made all the more poignant when the families have an older child with whom they have enjoyed family vacations.
 

Planning a Family Vacation for Kids with Special Social Needs

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Author: Libby Dean

Tags : Air Travel, Autism Spectrum

Autism Explores Helps Children Overcome Travel Anxiety

Kevin Tamosaitis is a severly autistic, non-verbal 14-year-old whose father, Richard Tamosaitis became Kevin’s primary caregiver. Before he lost his fight with cancer, Richard Tamosaitis’ last wish was to move his family to Thailand so that Kevin could receive affordable and nurturing around-the-clock care support surrounded by his wife Priya’s extended family. 

Priya now faces her greatest challenge and a challenge for many parents and caregiver of special needs children – physically getting her child to Thailand via air travel.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Adventure Trip, Autism Spectrum, Baby, Disabled, Kids, North America, San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Antonio Playground Adapts To Special Needs

Morgan's Wonderland, a new 25-acre, fully accessible park in northeast San Antonio, Texas, opened to the public in april 2010, and to rave reviews.Morgan's was built by philanthropist Gordon Hartman, father of a special needs daughter, who is dedicated to helping people with special needs enjoy themselves.

Morgan's Wonderland, a new 25-acre, fully accessible park in northeast San Antonio, Texas, opened to the public in april 2010, and to rave reviews.

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Author: Maureen Linehan

Tags : Adventure Trip, Autism Spectrum, Canada, Disabled, Kids, North America, Teens, USA

Kids Camps For Children With Special Needs

Family vacations can incorporate supervised overnight camp programs specially designed to be fun for kids with physical and/or mental challenges.

With so many camps to choose from, it can be difficult to find the one that's right for your child's individual needs. Below is a list of special needs residence camps in Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Texas and in Canada.  Each provides diverse programs that cater to the needs of your children, offering them a home away from home amid the fun of summer camp.

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Author: Jillian Ryan

Tags : Air Travel, Autism Spectrum, Disabled

Flying with Disabilities: Accessibility Tips

Airline travel can mean stress and unexpected bumps in the road for all passengers. However, those with disabilities usually feel more pressure than the average flier.

Airline travel can mean stress and unexpected bumps in the road for all passengers. However, those with disabilities usually feel more pressure than the average flier.

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