30 Best Autism-Friendly Vacation Ideas

Monday, June 22, 2020

The following article was published last year on appliedbehavioranalysisprograms.com.

30 Best Autism-Friendly Vacation Ideas references our partner, Edaville Family Theme Park, in Carver. According to Edaville's website, due to COVID-19 they will remain closed through the 2020 summer. They do hope to reopen in time for Thanksgiving and the Christmas Festival of Lights. Keep this in mind for fall planning and check their website for the most up-to-date reopening information. 

30 Best Autism-Friendly Vacation Ideas

Taking a family vacation can be extremely beneficial. It provides a change of scenery, time to bond as a family, and new experiences that broaden horizons and build character. But for families with children on the autism spectrum, the idea of a family vacation can be one of overwhelming stress. For kids on the autism spectrum, many go-to destinations are just too loud, too crowded, too different from their normal routine.

It was for just these families that we went on the search for the very best autism-friendly vacation ideas. A destination that works for one child on the spectrum may not work for another, so we’ve included a variety of destinations that can be done in one afternoon or one week. We also searched for places that would satisfy different budgets, from $25/night campsites to luxury international resorts. But despite the range of options and differences on our list, each of these 30 autism-friendly vacation destinations have one thing in common: they all go out of their way in some way to accommodate autistic children and their families...

Read the article in its entirety here.