As a parent of an autistic child, you may be wondering who to turn to when you need a little help planning a family vacation. After all, there are hundreds of travel advisors out there ready to help. But if those travel advisors don’t have experience with autistic families, you may be missing out on some key components during your vacation. This is why I feel it is so important for all autistic families to work with a certified autism travel professional like myself. Plus, as a parent of two autistic boys, I can relate to the different struggles that all autistic families face when venturing away from home. This is on top of all the other benefits I offer as a certified autism travel professional.
Benefits of Working with a Certified Autism Travel Professional
Start with a Consultation
The very first thing that happens when we start working together is we have a consultation. This is very important because this consultation ensures I know what your family’s needs are during vacations. This information helps me during the entire planning and booking process.
Planning and Booking
I customize an itinerary that will meet the needs of your autistic family. I focus on everyone’s preferences and needs while making sure your days are filled with fun and adventure. Once the itinerary is set, I book your accommodations, flights, tours, and so much more.
Prior to sending you your final itinerary, I do extensive research about the destination you are visiting. This research will provide you with the support services your family needs, as well as some do’s and don’ts plus facts about your destination.
Yes, every hotel and resort seems to have concierge services these days. However, the wait in line to talk to the concierge can be time-consuming. As your travel advisor, I am your personal concierge. You can call me at any time during your vacation when you have questions or concerns. I can also make reservations or find an autism-friendly restaurant for you.
My years of working with autistic families, as well as my own travels, has allowed me to work with some amazing vendors. I have formed relationships with these vendors, which in turn ensure my clients receive VIP treatment.
These are only some of the benefits you will receive when working with a certified autism travel professional like myself. There are many other benefits too.
If you have struggled trying to find the time, or resources, to plan an autism-friendly family vacation, you can stop. Find joy in traveling again by contacting me today. Together, we can make sure all your future vacations are exactly what every member of your family needs. The best part is you won’t need to do any of the heavy lifting to make any of the magic happen. You can easily leave all of that up to me!