Updated: Oct 24, 2020
I'm pleased to announce I joined Megan Chapa of the Travel Radio Podcast to talk about traveling with a child with autism.
"Where can I travel with my autistic child?". Spoiler alert - IT'S EVERYWHERE!
I recently become a Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP). In this episode, I share how you can still travel with your autistic loved one with a few modifications to your travel to make travel possible. I travel often with my oldest son with autism. When we first got the diagnose I was convinced that we would have to stop traveling. Even though, we were traveling before I watched as we continued to struggle to travel. The journey become more and more difficult as we went on. When my son came home from school one day and informed me that he wanted to visit the National Mall, I knew that we didn't have to stop traveling simply we'd have to find ways to make that traveling easier for HIM. In order to enable us to travel, I decided to use what we learned in his therapies and get a CATP certification.
The autism community is largely underserved and I am committed to guiding families in the travel planning process, to make traveling just a little bit easier. In addition to working with these families, I offer travel planning services to families with other special needs and medical needs such as diabetes.
I'm excited to see where future travel turns as it is becoming more and more inclusive.
As always, I'll see you real soon!