For parents of special needs children, SpecialGlobe is a resource that combines a love of travel and the special considerations that come into play with being the parent of a special needs child.
The founder and CEO of the company, Meg Harris, understands firsthand the fear of the unknown when trying to plan a trip. Her daughter, Eliza, who is now 8, was diagnosed with atypical Rett syndrome at a young age, and as a mom she determined to create a trusted travel resource for families like hers that would provide the tools and knowledge needed to travel with a child who has special needs.
Today, SpecialGlobe helps other parents book custom trips, book hotels, and offers a place to share their experiences with other special needs parents.
SpecialGlobe not only offers a place to help you make your travel plans, it also offers guidance in planning your trip based on your specific needs. This includes things like locating the closest hospitals, pharmacies, equipment rental agencies, as well as service organizations designed to provide one-to-once assistance if needed.
Along with these plans to ensure physical needs are met, parents will also find handy tips on preparing your child for flying, as well as helpful reminders to aid in setting realistic goals that include allowing downtime for your kids.
The site also points you to other valuable resources including sites like Sandiego.org which offers a wealth of relevant information including mobility issues, and HomeAway.com which can be used to help narrow vacation properties to include only those with the safety features you’re looking for in a vacation rental, and the National Ability Center, with also offers travel programs.
Be sure to visit their website for more information, and for those interested they offer the opportunity to sign up for their newsletter which is designed to help you keep up with the best deals.
And speaking of deals, be sure to register because registered customers are sometimes entitled to special promotional rates offered by lodging providers.