A Snapshot of the Holidays in Walt Disney World

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  (Although if you ask our son, he will let you know that Disney Halloween is first and Christmas is a close second.)  The jubilant decorations at Walt Disney World go up overnight, and they change an already magical landscape into a winter wonderland. This article features our favorite …

FAQs and Tips for Families with Autism in Walt Disney World

While families with autism in Walt Disney World are often nervous to make their first trip, we return year after year because Disney provides a routine for our child. Disney is wonderful for accommodating their sensory needs and any special diets. This article covers all of the answers to frequently asked questions and tips that …

Top 8 Quiet Places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Even adults get exhausted and overstimulated in the theme parks at Walt Disney World.  At Hollywood Studios, there are less shaded areas than other lands.  When you throw these in with a son with autism, you get creative.  Over the years, I have found the top 8 quiet places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Preparing for …

Na’Vi River Journey Ride in Pandora for Children with Autism

Are you looking to watch the Pandora World of Avatar Na’Vi River Journey Ride at Disney?  The boat ride in Pandora: World of Avatar is called the Na’vi River Journey Ride.  The river journey is full of beautiful bioluminescence, realistic animals native to Pandora, and a blissful Shaman.  The ride is breathtaking- somehow, both serene …

Top Ten Disney Rides for Families with Autism at Walt Disney World resort

Many children run the risk of sensory overload in Walt Disney World. The boisterous shows, crowds, attraction music, and general uproar from the rides are sure to influence many children. We developed a list of the best Disney rides for families with autism from our many trips with our child. Because children with Autism Spectrum …

Autism: What to Know and What Comes Next

Autism: What to Know and What Comes Next The reason that I wrote “Autism: What to Know and What Comes Next” is because so many people fail to understand what autism is.  Every time I tell someone my son has autism, they say, “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.”  But I’m not even a bit …

Is Frontier Airlines good for autistic children?

Is Frontier Airlines good for autistic children? All experiences are based on our own travel and we receive no compensation for this post.  We write all about family travel focusing on the unique challenges of traveling with a child with autism.  For us, that means special gluten-free diets and sensory conditions. Every time we travel, …

How does the Gluten-Free diet help kids with Autism?

When facing a new diagnosis or developing new behaviors, you’re probably looking for a treatment plan. Our child only eliminates gluten, and we have noticed an improvement in behaviors, eczema, and belly pain.  This article is a pivot from our usual articles about family travel and autism, but it explains why so many of our …

Road Trip Tips for Families with Autism

Top Road Trip Tips for Families with autism Does riding in the car with your family feel more like punishment and less like quality time?  I’ve created a list of the best road trip tips for families with autism so you can enjoy the journey a bit more. As a Midwesterner with four Disney-obsessed kids, …

Top Ten Quiet Places at Magic Kingdom

The Top 10 Quiet Places at Magic Kingdom for Families with Autism Our son adores Walt Disney World.  However, any child occasionally gets overwhelmed and tired in the hot, busy parks.  With autism, it’s especially important to take a break from the hustle and bustle. We’ve listed our favorite quiet places at Magic Kingdom for …