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Ten Top Vacation Ideas for Families with Special Needs Kids



March 2012

March is here and so is spring fever. Time to break from the winter doldrums with a fun vacation. Word on the street says the following destinations are tops for families with kids who have Special Needs.

Walt Disney World Resort may be the most talked about place to go with a child who has special needs. They will dote on your child, allow you to skip lines, and offer a great many amenities to make even the kid in you feel special.

Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio is the world's first ultra-accessible family fun park designed for people with special needs. The 25-acre park has rides and attractions easily enjoyed by all.

Vacation anywhere with Microtel Inns and Suites. According to Jani Nayar, executive coordinator for the Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality, the hotel chain may not be fancy, but it is affordable and staff goes out of their way to accommodate guests with special needs.

Beaches Resorts are popular because they provide a one-on-one nanny for kids with special needs so your child can actively participate in the fun.

The beautiful Park City Resort in Utah has a good reputation for catering to people with physical disabilities.

Royal Caribbean International cruises is an industry leader in vacations for people of all abilities. It's their goal that all guests have opportunity to discover and explore the world. Doesn't that sound fun?

Smugglers' Notch in Vermont offers adaptive skiing instruction and has an inclusion program that will give your child with special needs opportunities to socialize with peers.

For a warmer vacation, Los Cabos Adventures in Mexico offers fishing and charter trips to people of all abilities, with a special focus on travelers with special needs.

Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park resorts are fun getaways that are fully ADA compliant and most offer zero-entry pools.

Beyond these destinations, some families opt to vacation in time-shares so they have more control over things like diet and activities.


Tags: Parenting, Special Needs

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