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…

What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?
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What happened to the Allergy Kiosk at Animal Kingdom?

The allergy kiosk at Animal Kingdom is gone and renamed Terra Treats. Terra Treats is a colorful and seasonal kiosk at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that has a fascinating history. However, with the name change came the disappearance of its well-known allergy-friendly snacks and drinks. When is Terra Treats Open? Terra Treats is closed unless it’s…

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem: A Family-Friendly Experience
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Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem: A Family-Friendly Experience

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel in Winston-Salem is a boutique mid-century modern hotel in the middle of the downtown that is pet-friendly. The hotel room is a little small for families, but there is so much to do nearby that you may not spend any time in the room at all. And if your family is…

I Got Pregnant with a Paragard IUD: My Miscarriage at 6 weeks

I Got Pregnant with a Paragard IUD: My Miscarriage at 6 weeks

Trigger warning: Miscarriage. This is the story of how I got pregnant with a Paragard IUD: my miscarriage at 6 weeks gestation in February 24, 2018. I am a certified nurse-midwife with 13 years of nursing experience, but this is not medical advice. Please consult your medical professional if you’re concerned that you’re pregnant with…

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!…

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?

Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?

Before we went to ride the Skyliner, we couldn’t help but wonder how smoothly getting on the transporation would be.  Many families cannot travel to Walt Disney World without a double stroller. Can you take a double stroller on Walt Disney World’s Skyliner?  We hoped so. Staying at a Skyliner Resort, taking the Skyliner to…

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…