Autism-friendly Resorts

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We work with any resort that you want. Our level of support depends upon your unique needs. We help you with whatever arrangements you need in order to make your vacation wonderful. For some, this may mean providing one or more qualified aides so that our Special Guest has 1:1 support at all times. For others, this just means working with the resort in advance to ensure that your special requests are met. Remember, this is about you and your family. Tell us what you need, if you already know. If you’re not sure, talk to us and we’ll help you to figure out what support you need.

We have to mention these specific resorts because of their wonderful cooperation and abundant help in working with us to ensure that your vacation can become a cherished family memory.

Caribbean

Beaches Resorts offer more quality inclusions than any other resorts:

More Culinary Choices/Authenticity (and the ability to accommodate special dietary needs)

More Seaside Dining                                                      More Premium Brand Drinks

More Entertainment                                                      More Sesame Street Characters

More Watersports                                                          More Land Sports/More Golf

More Spa & Fitness                                                         More Places to be alone (to do nothing at all)

More Kids Camp Activities                                           More Pool and Beach Access (including water parks)

More opportunities for Typically Developing siblings to meet up with kids of their own age and have fun

Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Beaches Negril, Beach - FullThis resort is set in 20 acres on the widest stretch of Negril’s world-famous 7 Mile Beach.  It too has recently completed a 100% refurbishment and offers 10 room categories. 2 new water slides have been added to the waterpark and an adults-only piano bar has been added. Think respite !

Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Beaches Ocho, Patio - FullThis resort has recently finished a multi-million dollar renovation. It is beautifully located in a lush, 22 acre hillside setting with terraced views and offers 12 room categories. The waterpark here has 9 water slides ! Golf green fees and transfers are included for the nearby Sandals Golf Club. Complimentary Golf Clinic available for kids. Excursions to nearby Dunn’s River Falls, and other great tours are available.

 

 Beaches Turks, Night - FullBeaches Turks and Caicos

The Last of the True Exotics, this resort is on a 12-mile stretch of pristine beach and covers 65 acres with 4 distinct villages, Caribbean Village, French Village, Italian Village and Key West Village. It offers more than 30 room categories from which to choose. It features a 45,000 square foot Pirate’s Island Waterpark complete with 9 water slides, a lazy river and a surf simulator. It also features 2 adult only restaurants which are perfect for some of that valuable respite time.

Call 203-750-000 for promotional rates and availability at Beaches Resorts.

 

Staffed Groups at Beaches Resorts.

We work with Beaches resorts and cooperate in order to set up staffed groups at their resorts. Here we combine US based staff, who are qualified and trained to support people with autism, along with Beaches wonderful and caring staff to give you the perfect mixture of respite time and family time.

With their cooperation, our groups can enjoy private pool times, private sessions in the X-Box room, private adults-only respite dinners and so much more.

Click here for a schedule of our group dates. And, if those dates don’t work for you, consider traveling with other families that you know and we’ll build your own group for you.

 

Florida

Tradewinds Island Resorts , St Petersburg Beach

Tradewinds, Slide CropTradewinds Resorts have been certified by CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disorders). They are set on Beautiful St. Petersburg Beach. They are only 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA) or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (PIE). Of course, you may also drive there, if that works better for your family. They are a short distance from I 275.

Their staff has been specially trained by CARD and they customize their service according to your family’s needs. We are in regular contact with their reservations, dining and activities departments and will assist you to ensure that all arrangements are carefully set up in advance of your trip.

Crowne Plaza , Tampa

Crowne Plaza TampaCrowne Plaza Tampa is also certified by CARD. It is located in the Westshore area of Tampa. That’s where the best of Tampa’s shops and restaurants are located. It is very close to Tampa International and easily reached from St Petersburg/Clearwater.

They are within easy reach of a number of attractions that have also been certified by CARD. These include; Dinosaur World, BounceU, the Florida Aquarium, the Glazer Children’s Museum and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

Crowne Plaza is also the destination for our Practice Vacation.  This is a unique opportunity to sample the Crowne Plaza and the local attractions for a short stay and at a very affordable price. Click here for details.

Vacation Homes , Orlando

We work with Vacations Away. They manage 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 bedroom properties in Orlando which means that you are in the right place for Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Vacations Away have been certified by CARD as autism-friendly.

By staying at one of their luxurious Vacation Homes, you get to enjoy all of the wonderful attractions in Orlando but still have a place for peace and quiet when you need it.  We arrange the flights, rental car and discount ticket packages along with your home-from-home stay.

Call 203-750-0000 for rates, availability and packages to Florida.

 

Rocky Mountains

If crowds are a challenge for your child, then the Rocky Mountains could be your answer. We work with some of the leading adaptive sports centers in the country to bring you a wide variety of recreational activities. Each location has a splendid variety of accommodations from regular hotel room to sumptuous suite to wonderfully equipped condo. We help you with choosing the most suitable accommodations for your needs.

 

Crested Butte, Colorado

winterhike -cropHere we work with the Adaptive Sports Center. They offer summer programs in addition to their winter ones. Whether you want to try skiing and snowboarding or hiking, biking and water sports, their instructors are qualified to assist guests with ASD. They’ve been doing this for over 25 years so you know that they are good at it.

We set you up with their program managers at the same time as we are making your arrangements for flights, accommodation and car rental.

 

 Aspen, Colorado

Kayak -cropHere we work with the Challenge Aspen and their program- Challenge Autism. They offer 2 winter camps and 3 summer camps. Each is one week long. Your spectrum child is assisted with others in a wide variety of activities and this enables you to enjoy Aspen with complete peace of mind.

Again, we assist you with camp registration and make all of those other arrangements.

 

 

Park City, Utah

Family Camp 2013 15 cropIn this case we work with the National Ability Center. Park City has the additional advantage of being located within easy reach of Salt Lake City (SLC) airport with non-stop service from many points of origin. It is also possible to drive them from many west coast cities.

NAC run daily adaptive programs in winter and summer seasons. We help you to register for the right program and then take care of all of those other arrangements.

Call 203-750-0000 in order to check availability with these programs and to find out about air fares, car rental and accommodation choices.

 

Everywhere Else

The number of autism-friendly resorts continues to grow. We are working with many of them in order to offer the broadest possible choice.

Whatever your needs, call us at 203-750-000 and tell us about your specific dreams and desires for you and your special child.