Traveling with children is always challenging, but for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or mood and attention and distraction disorders it can be especially intimidating. How should parents of children experiencing meltdowns deal with clueless and judgmental onlookers? What are the best methods to alleviate motion sickness when your child might already be on a cocktail of drugs?
Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse answers these and many other questions parents may have when traveling with their children.
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There are many different ways to travel with children who have autism or other special needs. This book provides strategies and anecdotes from certified autism travel professionals, parents of special needs children, and mental health professionals. It outlines suggested itineraries for families with autistic children as well as venues that cater to their unique interests. It also includes accommodations that might not be immediately associated with autism, such as dude ranches and houseboats. This book is a valuable resource for anyone planning a vacation with a child who has autism or other special needs.
Traveling with children is always challenging, but for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or mood and attention and distraction disorders it can be especially intimidating. How should parents of children experiencing meltdowns deal with the various challenges that arise during travel?
In this book, author Dawn M. Barclay provides tips and strategies to help parents navigate the many obstacles they may encounter while traveling with their children. Drawing on the expertise of certified autism travel professionals, as well as other experts in child development, Barclay offers suggestions for choosing destinations, making transportation arrangements, and selecting accommodations that will work best for children with autism or other special needs. She also includes itineraries for different types of vacations, such as museum visits and dude ranch stays, that take into account the interests of autistic children.
This book is an essential resource for any parent planning a vacation with their child who has autism or other special needs. Whether you are traveling by car, plane, bus, or train, and regardless of the type of venue you choose to visit, this book will help you navigate the many challenges that can arise during travel with a neurodiverse child. So don’t be afraid – just Travel Different!