Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse

Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse

by Dawn M. Barclay
Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse

Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse

by Dawn M. Barclay

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Overview

The award-winning travel bible for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or mood and distraction disorders.

“An essential read, not only for parents of autistic or otherwise neurodivergent children but for all families.”—Library Journal, Starred Review

Traveling with children is always challenging, but for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or mood and attention and distraction disorders it can be especially intimidating. In Traveling Different, Dawn M. Barclay presents travel strategies and anecdotes from Certified Autism Travel Professionals™, parents of special needs children, associations and advocates, and mental health professionals, broken down by mode of transportation and type of venue. The heart of the book outlines suggested itineraries for spectrum families as well as venues that cater to the unique special interests that are characteristic of individuals with autism.

Culminating with a guide of travel agents who specialize in special needs travel and lists of organizations that advocate for special needs families, Traveling Different is the essential resource to make the cultural, educational, and bonding benefits of vacations available to all.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538168660
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2022
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.87(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Dawn M. Barclay is an award-winning author who has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry. She started as a travel agent before branching out into travel trade reporting with senior or contributing editor positions at Travel Agent Magazine, Travel Life, Travel Market Report, and Insider Travel Report. She resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface Part I: INTRODUCTION Chapter One: Every Family Deserves to Travel Chapter Two: Traveling with Any Child Can Be Challenging Chapter Three: The Growing Focus on Traveling with Children on and off the Spectrum Chapter Four: Modifications Can Help Every Family’s Travel Part II: SETTING THE STAGE Chapter Five: Starting Small Chapter Six: Pre-Trip Preparation Chapter Seven: Foreign vs. Domestic? PART III: MODES OF TRAVEL Chapter Eight: Navigating Airline Travel Chapter Nine: Negotiating Car and Bus Travel Chapter Ten: Chugging Along: Train Travel Chapter Eleven: Smooth Sailing: Cruise Travel PART IV: ONCE YOU’VE ARRIVED Chapter Twelve: Staying the Course: Various Accommodations Options Chapter Thirteen: The Great Outdoors—Camping, RVs, and More Chapter Fourteen: To See or Not to See—Tours and Venues Chapter Fifteen: Taking the Bite Out of Restaurant Dining Chapter Sixteen: Other Suggested Modifications PART V: DESTINATIONS AND SPECIAL INTEREST TRAVEL Chapter Seventeen: Suggested Itineraries PART VI: RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE Chapter Eighteen: Resources Bibliography Notes Index About the Author
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