Traveling with Special Needs

At times, just the thought of traveling can stir up feelings of anxiety for families who have children or young adults with special needs. With families recently making headlines about their travels with special needs children, many families are left feeling overwhelmed.

Whether traveling near or far, there are many resources out there to help ease the stress and make the trip enjoyable for everyone, especially your special child!

See below for various travel links, tips and suggested vacation spots.*

Travel Agents who specialize in Special Needs Travel

ASD Vacations
Free of charge travel agent service. They contract with hundreds of destinations and resorts for adaptive and special needs friendly experiences.

Autism on the Seas
Cruises for adults and families living with Autism, Down Syndrome and other related disabilities.

Autism Adventure Travel
Individual and Group trips for families and individuals living with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome and even Wounded Soldiers.

Hammer Travel
Customized trips to fit the needs of each individual family, with all disabilities. They offer both domestic and international trips.

Preparing for Travel

Wings for Autism
Now a nationally recognized program, Wings for Autism is run out of Boston Logan International Airport and gives families the chance to experience a flying test run.

Pre-flight Tips and Check-list
Tips ranging from what types of tickets to book to making a backup plan.

Flying Social Story
Developed by a mom of a 6 year old boy with autism.

kid with airplane

*The purpose of this blog post is to provide information on the various special needs travel resources available to the community. The Recreational Education Center, LLC does not endorse or recommend any of the listed agencies or companies.

Advertisements