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Travel is Possible: Autism Friendly Vacation Resources

In a world filled with complexities, diversity, and unique challenges, the quest for inclusivity has never been more crucial. As an advocate for autism awareness and acceptance, I've come to appreciate the transformative power of personalized autism-friendly resources. Through my journey of understanding and supporting my sons and caregivers of children on the spectrum, I've discovered the immense value of tailoring resources to meet their specific needs and preferences.

Navigating the vast landscape of autism can be daunting, filled with uncertainties and misconceptions. However, armed with the right tools and resources, we can pave the way towards not only a more inclusive and supportive environment for individuals with autism, but fantastic adventures and vacations for individuals and families that have children on the spectrum.

My journey into the realm of autism advocacy and autism friendly vacations began with my own family as we started embarking on our vacations. Taking that first trip with two children on the spectrum was an eye opener to say the least. It was extremely difficult. There is no way to sugarcoat it. But from that, I learned a lot and with every trip, more knowledge was gained. Inspired by their resilience and creativity, I embarked on a mission to explore ways to support and empower individuals like them and families like us.

Since those early days, we have embarked on numerous vacations; some the same and some different. In the early days we learned so much. Even now, we prepare as if we are still in those days for the “just in case” moments. We learned how each handles stress. But since then, I have several resources that I want to share with everyone. 

The first autism friendly vacation resource is my book titled “Travel IS Possible.” This is really what I believe. In this book I lay out the various types of travel and some tips to help you accomplish this type of travel. I also include stories of my family’s trials when traveling as well. You may laugh, or cry. We all have these stories. You are not alone. There are so many of us world wide. We are warriors and so are those we care for. One of the key suggestions I have in my book is to make a social story. This has helped many clients’ children understand what they are going to do, where they are going, who they are going with and more. It reads like a story. It has been a fantastic game changer.

Another autism friendly vacation resource that I offer are monthly blogs. This month is different because I want to call attention to autism awareness and acceptance month. However, every month, the last Thursday, I dedicate to neurodivergent topics surrounding travel. Past topics have included day trips, longer trips, and more. You can find these on my website: 

Finally, the last autism friendly resource I want to provide is Last year, I held my first conference: Bridging the Gap. This conference had experts in the fields of therapies, school choices, and an expert in Individualized Education Plans. I also provided a keynote speech on traveling with children with special needs. This year, I am hosting this event again online, so it can reach folks wherever you are. Mark your calendars for April 20th at 2pm! The excitement and resources - cannot put words to it. Would love to see you there.

In the upcoming posts this month, I am dedicating it to the neurodiverse and autism. Join me as we explore the endless possibilities of personalized support and empowerment.

As we embark on this journey towards inclusion, let us remember that our greatest strength lies in our diversity. By embracing personalized autism-friendly resources, we can create a world where every individual is celebrated for who they are. Together, let us build a future where inclusion knows no bounds.

Upcoming Events:

Bridging the Gap is Back!

Join me for a virtual day of learning for the special needs community. It will connect caregivers with experts, expert travel tips, and community resources for the neurodivergent.

General admission is complimentary, and you will receive my new ebook free!

  • April: Virtual Autism Conference / second year for Bridging the Gap:  April 20th from 2-4. 

  • April 20th - new eBook Launch: Ultimate Top Ten Travel Tips For Families with Neurodivergent Children

  • Late spring - new book launched: Everyone Deserves to Travel!

  • I am also working on a book tour and speaking opportunities. Please contact me if interested at

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