Tips for Vacationing with your Special Needs Child
While a vacation can be a great chance for parents to unwind, it can be tough for the special needs child. With planning and flexibility, however, it really is possible to have a positive family vacation. Here are some tips for making it work.
Finally, preparing your child before you leave for the vacation will help him to relax and enjoy the experience. Put together a scrapbook explaining where you're going and what you'll be doing. Make it as detailed as possible, using real photographs of the people and places you will visit. Read it together every night before you leave.
Once on vacation, have a plan for each day, and go over the plan at breakfast. Use visual schedules to help your child understand and mentally prepare for the day ahead.
Hopefully these steps will allow you and your special needs child to enjoy a vacation together that is relaxing for everyone.
About RKS Associates
At all the RKS Schools we pride ourselves in discovery the hidden treasures of all of our students. Our academic and support services are appropriately customized for a student unique and diverse needs so that they can reach their full potential.
Alpha School is part of special needs network of schools located in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean County New Jersey. Since 1980 the RKS Associates schools have been leaders in helping special needs helping students with various disabilities including autism, Down's syndrome, communication, learning, social, behavioral and emotional disabilities. The range of services RKS schools provide is academic instruction and speech, occupational and physical therapies. In addition to Life Skills, Technology, and a full complement of Support Services.