Summer Travels with a Special Needs Child

Summer Travels with a Special Needs Child

Finally (already?) summer is here, let the games begin! We can go on road trips! We can go on hikes! We can go on airplanes! But wait… as if planning and packing for your family wasn’t overwhelming enough, the special needs parent has a bit more to consider when planning a trip than the parents of typical children. Sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around all of the things that you will have to do, but… you deserve a vacation too! You’ve decided to go. You have been thinking about it for months, scouring the TSA website¬†and your airline’s website for information about traveling with a disability and getting medication easily through security.¬†You know to carry your emergency kit and medical information with you (including a letter with your child’s diagnosis) but what are the little things you might not have thought of? We have compiled a helpful list of practical travel tips to help you on your way. [title size=”2″]Practical tips for traveling with a special needs child[/title] Mail diapers and tubie food ahead. These are the heaviest and bulkiest things you plan to bring, but consider sending them to your hotel ahead of time. Hotels will hold on to any packages they receive for you if it’s within a certain time period of your stay. This means you can send a package ahead, make sure it’s arrived and then step on the plane! Use 3M command hooks. When staying away from home, you can use a 3M command hooks to hang your child’s food bag instead of an IV pole. The hooks can go anywhere and...