A Comprehensive Guide To Special Needs Travel

special needs travel guide

Travelling with a child who has special needs is a huge challenge. When planning such a trip every detail needs to be carefully planned. Choosing your destination, finding a travel agent who understands, preparing for the flight, packing and… you get the point: Special needs travel is tough!

To make it easier on parents, we have compiled a number of resourceful travel posts that will help you plan your trip and help make your travel experience less stressful and more enjoyable.

Know someone traveling with a child who has special needs? Make sure to share this post with them. Have some resources or helpful tips of your own? Make sure to share them in the comment section below. Bon Voyage! 

Special Needs Travel Agents7 Travel Agencies for special needs travel

If you or a family member has special needs, traveling and touring may not be the first thing on your to-do list. Here are seven great travel agencies that will help individuals with disabilities see the world.

Planning a special needs tripA Special Needs Pre-Flight checklist

Planning a trip with a child who has special needs can be a very daunting task. Here are 16 essential tips that will help you prepare for your flight.

Special Needs Vacation Destinations32 Vacation Destinations for Individuals with Special Needs

When planning a vacation with a person who has special needs, accessibility is the name of the game. Here are 32 vacation destinations to get you started.

Packing for The Plane a special needs checklistPacking For The Plane

Whether your flight is two hours or twenty, keeping your child with special needs sitting in one place is never easy. To make your trip easier here is a list of 23 items to include in your carry-on.

airport travel with special needs childA Special Needs Guide To Airports

For a child who has special needs airports are a noisy, overwhelming and scary place. To make the airport experience go as smoothly as possible here is a simple 5-step process to follow when moving through an airport.

Do You Have Your Access Pass Yet?Do You Have Your Access Pass Yet?

Did you know that an individual with special needs has a FREE lifetime pass to over 2000 federally owned parks in the USA! Here is everything you need to know about the access pass.

Traveling With Kids70+ Tips and Tricks for Special Needs Road Trips

A road trip always involves some risks for a child with medical needs or sensory issues.  But there are also significant benefits for traveling by car. Check out these 70+ tips and tricks for a great special needs road trip!

Disability Rights and Air TravelYour Rights as an Air Travelers with a Disability

Air travelers with disabilities have certain rights when traveling on planes. Here is an easy to read guide that explains the airlines responsibility to accommodate travelers with disabilities.

Airplane Travel: 5 Books to help prepare your special needs childAirplane Travel: 5 Books to help prepare your special needs child

Cramped quarters, strange noises, an abundance of strangers and the lack of routine can contribute to a very rough air travel experience for children with autism. Here are five books to help prepare your child for flying.

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  • Holly Olmsted-Hickey

    Great information! Thank you for passing along….

  • Bissky Dziadyk Family

    Its also helpful to be in touch with other families who travel with a child who uses a wheelchair. Check out pictures of us fishing for piranha in the Amazon Basin. http://www.NoOrdinaryJourney.com