Parent and Caregiver Guide to Driving with a Child who has Special Needs

Traveling can be challenging for any family, but traveling with children who have autism spectrum disorder and other special needs can present unique challenges. Travel can also bring joy to kids with special needs and enable families to have memorable experiences and connections with loved ones.

Parenting children who have special needs can be complex and costly, but that doesn’t mean families need to miss out on travel. Experts and parents encourage families to approach traveling with children who have special needs with planning and preparation. Dr. Emily King, a psychologist and mother of a child with special needs, suggests traveling is like any skill you teach your kids; it can get easier with practice. Starting with shorter road trips may make travel more manageable.

We’ve compiled tips, resources and expert advice for managing road trips with kids who have special needs. Read more.