Is Flying Frontier Airlines Good for Autistic Children?
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Is Flying Frontier Airlines Good for Autistic Children?

Every time we travel on a plane with an autistic child, we need to consider what is best for our family. All experiences are based on our own travel and we receive no compensation from Frontier Airlines for this post.  We write all about family travel focusing on the unique challenges of traveling with a…

How to Support People with Autism while Shopping: Why are the Helpers Hiding?

How to Support People with Autism while Shopping: Why are the Helpers Hiding?

So often, our children are in crisis, and people are cruel or judgemental instead of supportive. I’ve dealt with so many mad customers because my autistic child was experiencing sensory overwhelm and in crisis. I’m hopeful it is only because many people don’t quite understand how to support people with autism while shopping. Let’s change…

Top Road Trip Tips for Families with Autism
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Top Road Trip Tips for Families with Autism

Our child with autism prefers set schedules and does not easily adjust to change. Vacationing in new places can be discomforting. However, proper planning can help cope with a unique situation. These road trip tips for families with autism did not come easily-  they come from experiences with car trips with kids during cross-country travel!…

How Disney’s Disability Access Service Benefits Visitors with Autism
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How Disney’s Disability Access Service Benefits Visitors with Autism

Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) pass has been an asset on each trip with our autistic son. While we’ve heard it called everything from the “Disney Autism Pass” to the “Disney Disability Pass” to the now-defunct “Guest Assistance Card,” the proper name is the Disability Access Service. This article will discuss how Disney’s Disability Access…

Why is Red Rocks Park and Trading Post Good for Families (and toddlers)?
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Why is Red Rocks Park and Trading Post Good for Families (and toddlers)?

One afternoon, we went looking for an adventure near Denver, Colorado.  We checked out Red Rocks Park and trading post with a toddler in tow.   This was an extraordinary experience for our large family of six at the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and the Trading Post. The spot was fabulous for family quality time and…

A Snapshot of the Holidays in Walt Disney World
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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…

Top 8 Quiet Places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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Top 8 Quiet Places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Even adults get exhausted and overstimulated in the theme parks at Walt Disney World.  At Disney’s 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 quiet places at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Preparing for…

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

The Ultimate Guide for Families with Autism in Walt Disney World: Tips and Tricks
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The Ultimate Guide for Families with Autism in Walt Disney World: Tips and Tricks

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 children. Disney is wonderful for accommodating their sensory needs and any special diets. This ultimate guide for families with children on the autism spectrum covers all of…