Traveling and the Special Needs Person

It can be just as much fun to travel with a person who lives with a disability as not.  So long as proper planning happens there is no reason why every one can’t make unforgetable travel memories.

Use this page to connect to pages about travel experiences, ways to travel, forums to look for travel partners for persons living with special needs.

If necessary, hotel rooms to accommodate special needs can be arranged upon request. You may want to use tips on booking an accessible hotel room as a checklist of questions to ask.

Be sure to check discount travel tips for seniors even if they also have special needs.  The discount programs need to be understood and compared and often a travel agent is best equipped to help figure this all out.


House exchanges  Investigate the possibility to save money while traveling by house sitting or engaging in a housing exchange.

Tour operators organize group and customized tours.

Travel agencies or consultants are a valuable resource to help plan vacations and other trips.  Their experience and knowledge can assist in getting the best value as well as assuring you have access to the choices that are best to meet your desires.  A travel professional can guide you with personal consultations.  Here are some ideas to discuss with your travel agent.

Travel escort services provide vacations or holidays for those with special needs including specially equipped vehicles and staff.

Visa and passport expediting services if you are in a rush to obtain or renew your passport, including fulfilling the requirements for travel visas, a service is available to help you avoid a trip to a passport agency.

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One Response to Traveling and the Special Needs Person

  1. Janie says:

    My dad’s more than 80 years old now and he’s a real outdoors person. Unfortunately, his knees are giving up so it’s very painful for him to walk longer distances. We bought him a mobility scooter so he can join the rest of the family on the walks and he can do his own grocery shopping if he wants do.


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