Autism On The Seas (Cruises, Worldwide)
Autism On The Seas offers staff assisted cruises designed to accommodate adults and families living with children with Special Needs, including, but not limited to, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and all Cognitive, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. They book rooms on specific cruises with regular cruises lines (Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Disney and Carnival Cruise Lines). On each cruise they take their own specially trained staff who offer assistance and respite care throughout the cruise. They also book out most of the entertainment venues on the ships at specific times for the exclusive use of Autism on the Seas guests, so that they can be enjoyed in a more relaxed atmosphere. Amongst other services they also offer reserved seating for shows so guests do not need to arrive early, private muster drill, expedited boarding and disembarkation and reserved seating for all meals.
They also offer a free cruise assistance package for guests who wish to go on a cruise which which they do not offer their full services on.
IBCCES - Autism Travel Guide and Access Card (Worldwide mainly USA)
Autism Travel was created to provide families and individuals easy access to destinations and attractions that are trained and certified in Autism and special needs care. They have a directory of certified attractions and accommodations where staff settings are trained and equipped to deal with Autism. They offer an “Access Card” to help you easily gain access to special accommodations at attractions.
They also publish the Autism Adventure Guide, a digital magazine for individuals, families and travel professionals that highlights industry leading organisations who have gone above and beyond to certify their destinations and make them more accessible for autistic guests and those with other cognitive disorders.
Morgan's Wonderland (Theme Park, USA)
Located in San Antonio, Texas, USA, Morgan's Wonderland was created by the father of a girl with special needs. It is the first theme park in the world to be designed for individuals with special needs. In 2018 TIME Magazine named it on it's list of the “World's Greatest Places”
We Rock The Spectrum (Kids Gyms, Worldwide mainly USA)
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is a sensory soft play franchise designed specifically for kids with special needs. It has 114 locations open or opening soon, mainly in the USA, but it's expanding worldwide, with centres now in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia with more opening soon in Dubai and also their first UK location in Belfast.