Say Yes to Vacations that Include your Child with Special Needs
Would you say taking a vacation with your child with special needs is relaxing? Or anything but??
Vacation means to rest or break from work, duties, and fun. You know R&R, Which can stand for rest, relaxation, and recreation. But taking a vacation with your special needs child can be anything but relaxing, and it can be highly stressful, not fun, and not worth going on.
Well, today on Parenting Special Needs Live, Dawn Barclay is joining us.
Dawn is an award-winning author and has spent her career working and writing for different aspects of the travel industry. Dawn is here to talk with us about vacation strategies from her new book Traveling different: vacation strategies for parents of the anxious, the inflexible, and the neurodiverse.
Her book is the culmination (outcome) of over 100 interviews with professionals from mental health, certified Autism travel professionals, parents, allies, and advocates who have lent their expertise to open up the world for those who feel angst at the thought of taking a vacation. Dawn shared a few strategies and how to introduce the concept of travel before outlaying money for an expensive trip.