Independent Amusement Parks Offer Small-Town Charms

So Disney just upped their park fees and you’re tired of paying $8 for a slushie at Busch Gardens. Here are some charming, independent amusement parks where some of the attractions are free and food is as cheap as 50 cents, but the thrills are just as gigantic as the biggest coaster. Canobie Lake Park […]

Sesame Place: Summer Theme Park Fun for Families with Special Needs

This summer take your little ones on an adventure to remember at Sesame Place, located outside Philadelphia, Pa. Ideal for children on the autism spectrum, Sesame Place is proudly designated as the world’s first Certified Autism Center theme park. The park is designed to make young hearts happy, hence the slogan “Go Before They Grow.” […]

Autism on the Seas

Head out on an incredible family cruise with the help of Autism on the Seas. In partnership with Royal Caribbean since 2007, the cruise vacation service seeks to accommodate adults, families and children living with special needs. Engage your family and friends with interactive adventures, sightseeing and even educational services provided on select ships. Mix […]

How to Help Kids on the Spectrum Manage the Airport

Once the excitement of booking and planning a hard-earned vacation sinks in, you’re left with a creeping dread of what’s to come. You know it’s going to be a challenge to help your special needs kids on the spectrum manage a crowded airport that’s a breeding ground for sensory overload. But you’re not alone. Not […]

Morgan’s Wonderland

Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas, welcomes children and families of all accessibility levels. Inspired by his own daughter’s experiences with fellow swimmers in a hotel pool, Gordon and Maggie Hartman created the world’s first amusement park specifically designed for children with special needs. Hartman’s goal was to create an oasis for kids and families […]