Travel with Children with Special Needs
Bring Your Routine Along on Vacation
Mixing things up may seem half the fun of travel, but if your child doesn't take well to disruption of routine, he or she can make sure nobody has a good time. Keeping a routine even when on vacation can make sure the trip's a treat for everyone.
Before You Take Kids on a Car Trip
When you're traveling by car with children, anything that puts off that constant demand of "Are we there yet?" is your friend. Keep these games, songs, and other easy activities at hand to make the miles pass quickly.
How to Keep Your Kid in a Car Seat
Whether your child has physical problems fitting into a car seat comfortably, or temperamental problems with being latched down, these tricks and tips will give you some ideas on keeping your little one safe and secure.
Getting a Rental Car That's Right for Your Child's Special Needs
Many car rental companies offer vehicles that have been modified for use by drivers or passengers with mobility issues. These may not be available in all locations, so you'll want to check ahead and make sure that an appropriate car will be available and accessible when you arrive. Start by checking these car-rental company Web sites for...
Adapt Your New Car to Your Child's Needs
Most automotive manufacturers offer mobility programs that reimburse you for part of the cost of adapting a vehicle for wheelchair use and other special needs. Here's how to find out more about these programs.
Flying with a Child with Special Needs
Before you take your child with special needs on a plane trip, consult these airline web pages for more information on their rules and services for...
How to Reduce Child Turbulence on Plane Flights
Traveling with kids is hard. Traveling with kids with special needs, for whom disruptions of routine and transitions and large blocks of unstructured time can be a considerable trial, can be so very much harder. Here are five steps to take to make your flight at least a little bit smoother.
101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do
Stuck on a plane, train, automobile, or waiting-room seat with too much time and not enough to do? Here are 101 informal time-wasters to amuse your child when you've nothing more than your wits about you.
Amtrak: Special Needs and Accessibility
Information on traveling by train in the U.S. for people with special needs, including making reservations for accessible space, station accessibility, service animals, onboard communication, and meal service.
Greyhound: Customers with Disabilities
Information on traveling by Greyhound bus in the U.S., including boarding assistance, storing a wheelchair, and traveling with a service animal.