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where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

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where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

my husband and I have a 3 year old autistic son and would like to take him abroad for his first time, can anyone recommend a place not to far and little travel time as possiable to go to, where he would be happy and so would we. I also have a back problem so would like a stress free holiday, please let me know.

Gig Harbor...
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1. Re: where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

Hello Rita, Welcome to TripAdvisor!

Going by the "not too far" and "little travel time" it's going to end up as one that will most likely mean we refer you to a particular destination forum for some guidance - but that doesn't mean we can't help you with some of it.

Are you in search of sun and fun? High end hotels or Simple accomodations? How far is too far? France? Greece? Spain? A cottage in the Irish countryside? Very broad area to zone in on thus far. I have never been across 'the pond' - but I can certainly dig around for ideas.

Stress free holiday sounds like a wonderful idea.

Also, when do you hope to travel?

Gig Harbor...
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2. Re: where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

Rita - I hope the following links will be of assistance - and might get us on the same page as far as reference points.

http://www.artsline.org.uk/ Quite a bit of options within this website as far as checking off your personal preferences and requirements.

http://www.disabledaccessholidays.com/ for Europe

The next link is from TA and has some good responses from fellow travelers. I know it's very close to you, but may have ideas - since you don't want to go too far.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186338-i17-k73501…

globalaccessnews.com/…2009.htm

The next link has a wealth of information and ideas.

http://www.disabledtravelers.com/index.htm

Hope this is at least a start for you.

Gig Harbor...
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3. Re: where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

Rita1963 - I have found another link that may be helpful for you - http://www.disaboom.com/

and a more specific link via that website is disaboom.com/Living/…Articles.aspx with a multitude of information/options.

Connecticut Yankee
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4. Re: where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

Hi there. I've sent you a private message; you'll see a little envelope under your name "Welcome Rita1963" in the upper right hand corner of this screen...just click on that envelope to access your messages. S.

Connecticut Yankee
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5. Re: where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

Hi LesRose! Those are Fantastic links!! Thanks!

Gig Harbor...
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6. Re: where to go with a 3 year old autistic son

fussyguest - there are literally hundreds! My entire day yesterday was occupied with research for Traveling with Disabilities and I barely scratched the surface - I love research!!

Currently looking for info on Spain for Rita1963.

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