Certified autism resorts and theme parksDebi
written by Lynnette Katz, Travel specialist and Certified Autism Travel Professional
Sometimes planning a family vacation to a theme park or any other destination can be really overwhelming, but specifically more for families with children with Autism due to sensory needs, dietary restrictions and safety concerns
Some resorts and theme parks have become certified to offer the best service for individuals of all ages on the spectrum. Each destination has extensively trained staff and have committed to an ongoing training program.
In 2017, Beaches Resort became the first All Inclusive Resort to be certified by IBCCES as a Certified Autism Center. They offer a variety of activities and experiences tailored for children on the spectrum.
Other places that are also certified are:
- Sesame Place
- Sheraton Park Resort Anaheim
- Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa
- Space Center in Houston
- Santa Barbara Zoo
- Georgia Aquarium
- St. Augustine Pirate Museum
- Edventure Museum in South Carolina
Even though other destinations, like Walt Disney World Resorts, are not yet certified, they do offer special accommodations, like Disability Access Service, dietary accomodations, break areas and more.
Recently I became a Certified Autism Travel Professional to help you plan austim-friendly vacations for your family. Call me to help find you the best option that suits your family’s needs.