The 5 Easiest Places To Visit For the Autistic Traveler

The 5 Easiest Places To Visit For

the Autistic Traveler

 

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Travelling with autism can sometimes be understandably difficult, depending on the destination you choose. There are some more suitable and sensible choices than others – here are just five of the easiest places to consider traveling to if you or somebody you’re with is autistic.

Orlando, Florida

Head to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for one of the most accommodating, easy and simply magical family holidays you’ll ever have. Every part of every park is modified and ready to welcome travelers with any ailment or illness, autism included – staff are trained to help autistic visitors in any way necessary, whether it be simple
assistance or aiding them with rides and attractions.

 

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Disney have actually published their very own guides to help those with autism and other special needs navigate the parks, suggesting they care sincerely and deeply about every single person who steps into any of their parks. You can also obtain Disability Access Service Cards in the event of queues being too long to cope with.

Beaches Resorts, Caribbean

Fancy a beach holiday in the tropics of the Caribbean? Consider heading to one of Beaches’ luxurious resorts, with two in Jamaica and one in Turks & Caicos. Despite their setting – perhaps not typical for a beach holiday, but still some of the most wondrous places in the world.

 

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Best of all, all of the staff at the Beaches resorts are trained in autism awareness, meaning you’ll be well accommodated and looked after. And, with dedicated kiddie pools, miles of sandy beaches and kids camps to consider, they’re definitely a safe and accessible destination for any autistic traveler, young or old.

 

A cruise

Consider the renowned Royal Caribbean cruises for a respite from the normal holiday routine. These ships are perfectly accessible for any traveler with a disability or special needs, including autism – with things such as reserved seating, respite care, and expedited boarding, there’s no denying the thought that has gone into making these cruises some of the most comfortable and accessible out there.

 

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There’s a ton of potential routes to take with these cruises, too. Whether you’re looking to explore the vibrancy and excitement of Asia, the culture of the Mediterranean or exotic South America, you’re spoilt for choice – and, best of all, you’ll be carefully looked after every step of the way.

Lisbon, Portugal

Head to Portugal and you’ll discover a renowned tour operator specializing in guides and tours for those with mental and physical ailments and disabilities. 4all Senses is a marvelous idea for those with autism, with guides specializing in special needs and giving tours perfectly suited to these tourists and travelers.

 

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Private tours of Lisbon and the Atlantic Coast are available, with sensory experiences and adapted tours for you to enjoy. The Lisbon tour will give you half a day to see the very best of the city, including a spot of authentic wine-tasting for a bit of a treat.

Seattle, United States

Listed by Insurancewith as one of the world’s most accommodating cities, Seattle is perhaps an obscure choice for a holiday – but think again, as it has a wealth of different activities and opportunities for easy fun perfectly suited to the autistic traveler.

 

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From the Seattle Aquarium, where you can discover everything from jellyfish to sea lions in its many exhibits, to the towering Space Needle that gives panoramas of the gorgeous city and its surrounding landscapes, it’s definitely a unique destination to travel to – but the fun that awaits is almost endless.

Do you have any more recommendations for destinations for the autistic
traveler? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

 

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Stephanie is a wife and mom of two, a Virtual Assistant, freelance writer and Social Media maven. Stephanie is also the owner of The Autism Diva - a travel, lifestyle blog and special needs resource as she is raising a non-verbal son with Autism. The Autism Diva covers events in the metro Atlanta area and New England. Also hosts giveaways, reviews, recipes and more. With a background in Business and Finance, she left it all behind to be a stay-at-home mom and also homeschools both her kids. Coffee is a must and while life can be crazy, she wouldn't have it any other way.

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