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Why I Write Travel IS Possible Blogs for Families with Neurodivergent Children




In a world bustling with activity and adventure, every family dreams of exploring new horizons together. But for families with neurodivergent children, the thought of traveling can often be accompanied by a mix of excitement and apprehension. As a parent of neurodivergent children myself, I understand the unique challenges and joys that come with embarking on journeys far from home.


That's why I have dedicated myself to crafting blogs specifically tailored to families like mine. Through my writing, I aim to provide not only travel tips but also a sense of empowerment and assurance, offering strategies to navigate the world with greater ease and confidence.






Traveling with neurodivergent children requires a different approach, one that acknowledges their individual needs and celebrates their unique perspectives. Whether it is coping with sensory sensitivities, managing routines, or ensuring accessibility, there are countless factors to consider when planning a trip. But amidst these challenges lie boundless opportunities for growth, discovery, and connection.


In my blogs, I delve into practical advice gleaned from personal experience and insights from experts in the field. From choosing sensory-friendly destinations to packing essential comfort items, every tip is geared toward making the journey smoother and more enjoyable for both parents and children alike.


Moreover, beyond the logistical aspects, my blogs delve into the emotional dimension of travel. I explore ways to foster understanding and acceptance within families, encouraging open communication and mutual support. Through shared stories and reflections, I hope to build a sense of community among fellow travelers navigating similar paths.


Traveling with neurodivergent children is not just a passion for me; it's a deeply personal mission rooted in love, understanding, and advocacy. Every journey I embark on with my own neurodivergent children fills me with a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment. Through my passion for travel, I am driven to break down barriers and create inclusive experiences where every family member can thrive. Whether it's exploring new cultures, immersing in nature, or simply enjoying moments of joy and discovery, I believe that travel has the power to transform lives and broaden perspectives. My dedication to this cause fuels my desire to share insights, tips, and resources with other families, empowering them to embark on their own adventures with confidence and joy. Together, we can redefine what it means to travel as a neurodivergent family and celebrate the beauty of diversity in all its forms.








Ultimately, my goal is to inspire families to embark on adventures they may have once deemed impossible. By offering encouragement, resources, and a supportive community, I believe that every family, regardless of neurodiversity, can experience the wonders of travel and create cherished memories together.


Last year, I wrote the book “Travel IS Possible” because I wanted to provide a resource for caregivers that feel travel is not possible. This book is a guide that provides stories and usable tips across every mode of travel for families and caregivers regardless of how old your child or adult child is. It is even great for children who are neurotypical as I had one parent tell me. I felt called to do this. I truly believe this from my soul. I have two kids, and I have lived through numerous hardships. Even now, there are still challenges, but we had to start with that first trip and continue to take steps forward.


Our first trip with both children was to my cousin’s wedding. We traveled by car so we could stop when we needed to. However, it was a trip that took two days to arrive. The drive was challenging because in addition to autism, our youngest child has severe ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). But we stopped to play ball, take breaks and eat. Then came the night in the hotel. When you travel outside your home, you do not realize all the sensory differences. The different smells, the sheets smell and feel different, and the noises around you pop up from time to time. The bed is even different with lumps and bumps. You also feel different from being in the car all day. It was time for bed and he screamed and cried for almost two hours before he fell asleep. No, I am not exaggerating. The next night was the same scenario. The only difference was that we were sharing a condo with my mom and aunts. How long did this go on? Every night until we arrived back home. 





Maybe you have had a similar experience, or you are afraid of a similar experience. It was a hard week. But, and there is a but, it will get better. We did more road trips until he was more comfortable. Travel became possible. So we then tried a cruise. Listen, travel was rough then too. There was no screaming, but the sensory issues and distractions were there. He had a high level of anxiety that presented itself in a different way. But he did it! And, we survived! And then we continued to try and we continued to travel. I am here to say after nine years of travel with our son who will soon be 14, we travel. Travel IS Possible! Are there still adjustments and acclimations to travel? Yes, of course there are. We are better prepared today. 


After I wrote the book, I decided that it was not enough. I wanted to continue to supply more travel tips, travel inspiration and travel ideas for caregivers and even neurodivergent adults. This is when my monthly Travel IS Possible blogs arose. The last week of every month is dedicated to topics surrounding my heart. I have many passions, but this one is close to my heart. I hope those reading this blog find my earlier ones and become inspired to take that first step if you have not traveled before or are inspired to try a new location.

So, join me as we embark on this journey together, exploring the world with open hearts and minds. Through empathy, resilience, and a spirit of adventure, let's discover the beauty of traveling with neurodivergent children and embrace the endless possibilities that await us.





Upcoming Events:

  • 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 hello@iamjeniferbreaux.com


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