Travel Tips & Tricks
Whether it is your 1st or 100th family adventure, here are some tips and tricks to help make travel easier. Picking a destination, packing or navigating the airport, we hope these tips and tricks get you going!
The Importance of Travel to Families with Special Medical Circumstances
When you have a child with special medical needs, it is easy to become so focused on the daily needs of your child, that anything beyond basic care and support can feel overwhelming. The idea of taking a family vacation may feel impossible at first, but the importance of travel to all families cannot be overstated. In fact, it is probably even more important for families with special medical circumstances to take trips when they can.
A trip is a great escape from the stress of daily life. Even though medical care must continue on trips for families that have special needs, just the break in the daily routine can be a huge stress reliever for caregivers.
Siblings of children with special needs love being able to travel with their families because it helps their life feel more normal, and shared family experiences help bond children together and create compassion and joy.
The realities of special medical needs mean that there are limitations to travel. Sometimes medical treatments prohibit travel, so taking a trip when the opportunity arises is important for families to feel less limited by their circumstances. If it will be a long time before doctors will allow your family to travel out of state, consider taking a mini trip close to home instead. You might be surprised how much there is to experience within an hour or two of your home.
Travel is important to families, and you can make the experience more fun for your family with special needs by planning in advance and thinking about your child's limitation and abilities. What will your family enjoy? How can you simplify your caretaking while on vacation, and what accommodations can be made for your special needs family. Please contact us as you consider these questions for your trip, we love to empower all families to travel and talk with a community that understands your special circumstances.
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