Special Needs Answers recently published an article with suggestions and resources for individuals and/or families traveling with a loved one with special needs: "Resources for Travelers with Special Needs Are Only a Click Away". For the full article, click here. Take time navigating all the embedded links. Here are a few highlights.
- “Planning Trips for Children with Autism” published by Simmons University highlights The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards – an organization that certifies locations as suitable for children with ASD, offers questions to help evaluate a location or space and offers strategies for trip planning.
- “Air Travel Preparation For Children With Special Needs” published by The Center for Children with Special Needs. The article is in bullet point format for a quick read with tips from parents as well as from TSA. The article also provides several checklists for a handful of specific conditions and portable medical forms.
- “Traveling with Children Who Have Special Needs: Perception Influences Reality” by Stephen W. Thomas. Thomas’ article is written in the first person reflecting upon his own experience traveling with his son Westin.