Air Travel Guide for Children with Intellectual Disability

We have traveled with Mitra to more than 8 countries – from Spain to Thailand and from Russia to India. There have been a lot of challenges during many of these trips when we had no idea how a trip with a challenging child would be different. There was a lot of stress, crying, screaming and exhaustion. We tried […]

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Assistive Communication Android Apps for Children with Intellectual Disability

Assistive Communication Apps (AAC Apps) can be incredibly powerful tools to help a child who is not able to speak learn to communicate with those around him.  These apps are used for children who have difficulty using speech to convey their thoughts and ideas.  For those children, an alternative means of communication could be beneficial. […]

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Canada just got its first autism-friendly hotel and it’s awesome

Having a quiet room while vacationing can have a deep meaning for people with autism, and Hotel Port Aux Basques is the first in the country to offer accommodations specifically designed for those with the condition. The idea was born “after meeting with some of the parents who described how difficult it was travelling with their children […]

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The First-Ever Nonverbal Talk Show Host

According to the National Autism Association, about 40 percent of autistic children do not have the ability to talk. Although some will eventually develop speaking skills, some will never use language in a meaningful way. Others will use picture cards or sign language, and some learn to communicate through written or typed language. One inspiring woman with nonverbal […]

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World Autism Awareness Day

What is Autism Awareness Day? World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution “62/139. What is Light […]

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Airport Sensory Room for Passengers with Special Needs

Shannon Airport in Ireland has officially opened Europe’s first airport sensory room for passengers with special needs. The sensory room, located off the airport’s Departure Lounge, is intended to offer a “relaxing environment” for passengers ahead of flying and is aimed at children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism. Airport operations director Niall Maloney urged other airports to […]

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To Our Dear Beloved Mitra on the Occasion of Your 6th Birthday!

Birthdays are important for everyone and they need to be celebrated in special ways that focus on your achievements and growth as a person. We feel that it important to tell you just how much you have enriched our lives and shown us the true meaning of unconditional love and determination, Everyone is special in […]

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Travel Preparation for Passengers with Special Needs

Travel can be upsetting under the most favorable circumstances, yet when you need to consider incapacity, getting from indicate A point B can turn into considerably more disappointing. Carriers know this and do their part to make air go as agreeable and consistent as they can for each traveler. Very informative article by Sky Inclusion.

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Eating and Drinking Aid for Children with Special Needs

Eating a good and balanced diet is essential to our health and well-being, but sitting down to a family or group meal also provides us with an opportunity to socialize. And, since enjoying good food and pleasant company contributes to our psychological well-being, group or family mealtimes should be encouraged. This can become pretty hard […]

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Air Travel for Children with Special Needs

Air Travel can be challenging for everyone. It can be difficult to cope with the constant waiting, the sheer volume of people in one place, the assault on your sense of smell and the lack of personal space. But if you have sensory processing difficulties then air travel is not just challenging it can seem […]

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