intellectually challenged than anything. You may not need to go anywhere particularly special. Consider bringing your special needs child a buddy so that the rest of your family can relax a little more than usual. Let’s look at some vacations that you may want to look at more.
And the first vacation we are going to look at today is Adventures on the River. They are going to take you on all kinds of expeditions on different rivers. This group is going to offer many low-stress White-water rafting trips that will be great for families. They will have at least one trip that will be perfect for families, even if you have younger kids.
You might want to check that out. I have heard that Alaska is a fantastic place to visit. While cruising is an excellent way to explore this gorgeous state, no large ships are going to be going this year. Instead you might want to go around the state on a yacht.
Let’s look at some more tips for when you travel with a special needs child.
You will want to be sure to do your research. Where are those destinations that are good for children with special needs. Call around and see which hotels in that area is going to work best for your needs? You might want to also call some restaurants to see which one will be able to accommodate you. Don’t want to do all that? Use me as your travel agent. I make money when I book hotels and things like that. I do not charge you. Interested? Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You may want to bring more than you think you will need. You never know when clothes are going to get messy. You may want to bring some foods that you know that your child will eat, because you may end up at a restaurant your child doesn’t like. Don’t plan, plan, plan.
Remember that this is vacation. Part of the the point of vacation is to relax and enjoy yourself. Sometimes a day by the pool is exactly what the doctor orders.
Traveling can be a lot of fun, but there is no question that it also takes some work. And that is true no matter where you are in life. But it is especially true if you have a disabled child. It seems like that is always the case when you have a child with special needs, everything is more difficult and takes longer. However, traveling as a family is going to make you a lot of, mostly great, memories, today let’s look at some things you might want to do to prepare for a trip.
Be brave. Taking a trip with a special needs child scares some people to death. What if your child has some kind of medical emergency while you are on your trip? What if your child hates traveling and has meltdowns every other hour? Everyone needs to take a vacation a couple of times a week. It is good for you and your family. Taking vacations together should get easier over time.
You might want to talk to your child’s doctor about your trip. Ask him your questions about travel. Ask him for tips and tricks. He may even give you a special kit with things you may need in case of emergency.
You will want to be sure to do your planning. If you are traveling by car, consider stopping every couple hours to give everyone breaks. You probably do not want to go far your very first. And you will want to make sure to bring your child’s favorite toys and the things that will bring them comfort.
Let’s look at some more destinations for those with special needs.
The first place we are going to look at today is Shared Adventures. This company is going to arranges adventures for those with disabilities. For example, they help those in wheelchairs to enjoy days at the beach with beach wheelchairs.. They have camps for the young, but they can help of all ages enjoy adventures.
We are also going to take a look at Accessible Journeys. These people are going to help people in wheelchair and their families go anywhere they would like to go. They will help you take cruises, go on guided tours. It looks like they are going to help you do anything that you would want to go.
Today we are going to take a look at some destinations that are specifically designed for those who have different special needs.
And the first one we are going to take at today is Loon Mountain, and they are in New Hampshire. Is your special needs child really into sports? You will want to be sure to check this place out. They have a lot of volunteers who will be able to help your child with whatever sports they choose, no matter their disability.
Does your special needs child just love the mountains? Would they like to spend their days either hiking and fishing, or on the slopes? This article I am reading says that Aspen Snowmass mountain has limited access for those with special needs. You will probably want to call ahead to make sure that they have the capability to take care of your child.
Does your special needs child love to ski? You will definitely want to check out Greek Peak Mountain Resort, and this is in New York. They’ve been helping people with special needs since 1974, so they do know what they are doing.
You are going to want to let everyone you can know about you and your family’s. Let the gate agents know. Talk to the ticket agents and TSA workers know your needs as well. And be sure to talk to your flight attendants about what they can do to make life easier for everyone.
Should you bring that wheelchair and the walker you might or might not use? The answer is yes. These things will not only help you while you are on your trip. They will also let everyone know that someone in your party has someone with special needs. And be sure to look into all the services airport offers before you leave on your trip.
airlines do have a telephone line specifically for those with special needs. Unfortunately, they do not do well communicating your needs to people that you will be working with once you reach the airport. Again, communicate with the people once you are there..
Okay, so yes, it is somewhat more difficult to travel with a child who has special needs. It can also be rewarding and fun. It all depends on how you look at things. Today we are going to look at some of the challenges a family with a special needs child may face.
First off, not all airline workers are going to know all of the rules, especially when it comes to special needs children. Some workers are going to do everything that they can to help you. Others don’t seem to care about anything except what they absolutely have to do to keep their job. I’ll be honest, I am unable to sit in one of those aisle chairs that they have. I can not sit up. My wheelchair is pretty specialized. People do not like to see Mom carrying me to my seat, but that’s the way we have to to do it. Your child may have to be on a special diet. You will want to call ahead to figure that out.
Hardly anyone would question an older person who was needing help. You will find that many people are going to go out of their way to be helpful and kind.
I probably can’t oversay this. You will want to clearly make known your special needs child’s needs known to Disney. This only helps them help you better. If you have a service animal, Disney will allow them into their parks. If you are going to need a sign language interpreter, let Disney know two weeks before your trip, and they will make the necessary arrangements.
If the wait time for a ride is going to be longer than ten minutes, and you do not want to wait, you will want to go to their Disability Services kiosks. There people who have a Disability Access Service Cards will be able to arrange for a time to ride later on. You can bring up to five members of your party along. Guests who have physical limitations are going to have their own entrances to accommodate them.
What is your special needs child most excited about when you talk to them about Disney? You will want to go there first.
If your child starts getting overly, ask a cast member for the nearest quiet place. Or it could be time to find a quiet place to eat, or to ride the monorail.
We are going to look some more at taking your special needs child to Disney, and things that you will want to keep in mind.
The first thing that you will want to do once you get there is to go to their City Hall and ask for the Guest Relations. There you will want to ask for your child’s Disabled Pass Access Card. Be sure to bring your child with you to Guest Relations, because you will need prove that you are not making this child exists apparently, some people have tried to take advantage of this disabled pass without having a special needs child.
You will also want to keep in mind that Disney is less concerned about your child’s diagnosis and more about the concerns that you have for your child and how they are going to enjoy the parks. Talk to them about the things that your child are going to want to do. Is your child likely to want to ride rides multiple times in a row? Talk to Disney about it.
It is Saturday, and I’m ready to have work done with and get to some personal stuff. I’m talking to some friends about a trip in July. I have known that I was going for a while, but I did not know that another friend was going to join us. I’m not sure whether I am going to work on this trip or not.
But today, let’s get back to some more tips about taking your special needs child on a Disney trip.
I feel like I am always saying this, but you will want to take things that your child to love and will bring comfort. You are not going to be at the parks for your entire vacation. You are going to need some downtime, as will your child. Bring some favorite toys for the time in the room.
You will also want to bring some of your child’s favorite foods. Disney has a lot of restaurants and quick service options when it comes to food. And a lot of them are going to work with you when it comes to food. But it never hurts to be prepared.