Category Archives: Tips

Children with Special Needs and Traveling

Traveling always entail some planning, more so if you have a child with special needs. We’ve compiled some resources and tips to make your vacation a great experience for the whole family.

Traveling with a child with autism
Patient Handout from ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners.

Navigating Disney
This guide can help you make the most of your Disney experience with a sensory-sensitive child.

Taking an Airplane Trip
A Social Story

Ten Strategies for Traveling with a Child with Autism or How Do We Survive the Trip
by Ann Schlosser

Five Tips for Traveling with Special Needs Kids
by Gina Badalaty – mother of a child with autism and another child with Down syndrome

9 Tips for Flying with Your Special Needs Child

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Developing Skills Through Toys

Children learn a lot from playing. And for special needs children, it is important that they will be given the opportunity to play with a variety of toys. One of the educational information sheets by the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) is featured below as it helps us in choosing the right kind of toys.

Developing Skills Through Toys

When choosing toys and games for children with hydrocephalus or spina bifida, it is important to consider not only what will provide enjoyment, but whether the toy will also help all round development.