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Paying It Forward: How a Simple Act of Kindness Can Go a Long Way

When my husband, Matt, and I set out on a quick trip to Florida with my 21-year-old daughter, Annie, who has autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities, among other differences, I had no idea how simple acts of kindness in the days to come would leave a lasting impact. We had...

Cruising Tips for a Fun Autism Friendly Family Vacation

Do you wish you could go on a family vacation but think it’s too hard to manage with a child on the autism spectrum? With proper planning, a cruise can be a great way to combine fun and predictability for the perfect autism friendly family vacation. As a mom of children on the spectrum,...

Mesa, Arizona: Leading the Way as an Inclusive and Accessible Travel Destination

Mesa, Arizona has emerged as a groundbreaking destination, setting new standards for inclusivity and accessibility. With the prestigious title of being the first-ever Autism Certified City in the United States, designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education...

Planning a Summer Vacation: Travel Tips for Families of Children With Disabilities

Summer travel season is well underway. While traveling with children can be both fun and exhausting, if you are a parent or caregiver of a child with disabilities, even more planning may be required to have a safe and successful trip. This summer, I decided to take my daughter Annie on her first...

Five Tips for Traveling by Airplane with Kids with Autism

As September begins and we settle into our lives, it’s clear that the summer has come to an end. We are getting our kids back to school and starting to plan holiday travel based on school schedules while our Summer vacations fade into distant memory. This past summer, I traveled to Spain for a...

Preparing for a Successful Holiday Season

Parties! Gift giving! Twinkling lights! The holiday season can be a source of joy and excitement for some but for individuals with ASD the holidays present unique challenges. With communication, planning, and patience, individuals with ASD and their families can successfully navigate and enjoy the...

A Practice Run for Air Travel

Britney Lopez would not let go of her tablet before going through security at Newark Liberty International Airport as part of AHRC New York City’s Wings for All® event, a program that offers a practice run for air travel for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Maria...

Safety in Numbers – Traveling with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Traveling with students on the autism spectrum is a fun and rewarding experience provided that planning and forethought are engaged before going on a trip. Domestic local day trips differ from multi-day international excursions. However, some basic tenants pertain to the planning of each kind of...

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation’s Latest Signature Programs Focus on Supporting by Educating Adults Living with Autism

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle (DJF) Foundation has entered its second decade of developing, advocating for and funding unique and groundbreaking initiatives that benefit the lives of adults living with autism spectrum. Exciting new collaborations with the nation’s leading advocacy organizations and...