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May 11, 2022

Do you have any reservations for your much-anticipated family vacation? Traveling with a special-needs child can be challenging, but with the assistance of Dawn Barclay, who demonstrates how to plan and prepare strategically, and how beneficial it is to connect with a skilled professional as your guide, you can make your vacation more exciting and memorable. Tune in to learn how to make quality and unforgettable experiences!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Things to do when traveling with a special needs family
  • How to introduce the concept of travel to special needs children
  • Neurodivergent-friendly transportation and destinations
  • Why we need a reciprocated understanding of autism
  • What to do if a special needs child has a meltdown

Resources mentioned in this episode

Traveling Different by Dawn M. Barclay | Hardcover and Kindle


About Dawn Barclay

Dawn Has spent a career working in different aspects of the travel industry, She started as an agent with her parents’ firms, Barclay Travel Ltd and Barclay International Group Short-Term Apartment Rentals, and then branched out into travel trade reporting with senior or contributing editor positions at Travel Agent Magazine, Travel Life,Travel Market Report, and most recently, Insider Travel Report. She is a mother of two and resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley. She also writes fiction as D.M. Barr and holds leadership roles in several writer organizations.

Connect with Dawn

Website: Dawn Barclay


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