Driving with Autism: How to Prepare For Your Driver’s Test

Guest post by: Lena Borrelli As a teen or young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), your decision to drive is an important one and one that should not be taken lightly. Driving is a vital part of one’s development, giving you newfound independence with access to your community and the world beyond.  Studies from the … Continue reading Driving with Autism: How to Prepare For Your Driver’s Test

Give Your Child with Special Needs the Opportunity to Experience their “Best Day” Ever!

Just imagine... your child surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, or participating in exhilarating snow sports... Sound impossible? or too good to be true? You need to know about the Best Day Foundation! Their organization provides adventure activities for youth with special needs. This volunteer organization helps children and young adults (ages 4-24) "build confidence and self-esteem through … Continue reading Give Your Child with Special Needs the Opportunity to Experience their “Best Day” Ever!

HOW TO: Enjoy a Cruise with Your Child with Special Needs

Do you love the sun, surf, sand, open-water, endless buffets, entertainment, and overall pampering that come along with life on a cruise ship -- but aren't quite sure how your child with special needs will do confined for a week on a metal vessel in the middle of nowhere? You've gotta check out Autism on … Continue reading HOW TO: Enjoy a Cruise with Your Child with Special Needs

Flying with the Family this Summer? Consider an “Airport Rehearsal” to make the Experience Easier and More Enjoyable

Did you know that 40% of people self-diagnose themselves with aviophobia, or, the "fear of flying"? Whether you love it or hate it, if you're planning a family vacation this summer that involves flying, participating in an "Airport Rehearsal" with your son or daughter with special needs may make the actual travel experience easier and more enjoyable … Continue reading Flying with the Family this Summer? Consider an “Airport Rehearsal” to make the Experience Easier and More Enjoyable

8 Amusement Parks that Provide Assistance for Your Child with Special Needs

It's that time of year, again. Time to start making travel plans and booking your summer vacation activities! Children of all ages love going to amusement parks. And children of all abilities should have the opportunity to participate in their favorite rides and themed attractions! To make your visit easier and more enjoyable, many amusement parks … Continue reading 8 Amusement Parks that Provide Assistance for Your Child with Special Needs