Planning a vacation is hard work. Planning a vacation for a family with an autistic child is a monumental task. Traveling with children is a hassle. For a family dealing with autism, going to the mall can be a major excursion.
Children with sensory issues face a host of challenges that most people would never think of. Just getting through security can be a show stopper.
There are so many things to consider that many parents of autistic kids just don't take pleasure trips with their children.
Now there is a travel agency that is an answer to prayer. Autism Friendly Vacations was established by Sara Nowacki, certified autism travel specialist and mom to two boys who are on the autism spectrum. Her experience in vacationing with her family inspired her to help others enjoy away time with their special children. The skills she acquired led to a company that plans travel with "sensory friendly options for families."
Partnering with destinations, theme parks, hotels, resorts and transportation companies, Sara "builds" a vacation package that accommodates the needs of children with ASD and their families. She will help you prepare for the trip, anticipating possible difficulties. Whether driving, flying or going on a cruise, Sara can provide opportunities for families to enjoy time together with a minimum of stress.
Families can contact Sara directly if they have questions or concerns during their trip. She is hands on for all her clients. If there is something unexpected comes up, she is accessible to calm nerves and solve problems.
Each trip Sara designs is as unique as the family she is helping and the needs of individual children that need to be addressed. She understands how over-sensitivity to environmental sights and sounds can derail the most ordinary of outings.
Every family deserves memories of fun, bonding and freedom and the joy of travel should be available to everyone. If you have an interest in working in the Behavioral Health field, contact us to learn about job opportunities.
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