Tips for trips with more rewards than meltdowns

Do you have vacation horror stories?

Family trips or vacations are supposed to be times for families to take a break from the routine and do something different … and maybe even relax a bit. For parents of children with autism or other special needs, this can be a difficult proposition. For that reason, many families stick to “staycations.”

I was happy to discover that Easter Seals Central Texas had posted a link on their Facebook page to a Washington Post article with tips for travelling with a child with special needs:

Experts say with some careful planning and preparation, families with children of all types can enjoy hitting the road (or skies) for a trip that will yield more rewards than meltdowns.

The article quotes Chantal Sicile-Kara (founder of the Autism College and author of Autism Life Skills), and Cathy Pratt, a member of the board of directors of the Autism Society and the director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University.

Give it a read!


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