by Brian M. Yankouski, M.A., BCBA, (BEST NJ, LLC). www.bestnjllc.com
With August winding down, many families are gearing up for their last family vacations of the summer. Taking a vacation during the summer months is one of the highlights of the summer for most families. However, planning for a vacation can often be stressful. This can be even more of a daunting task for families of children with special needs. In fact, many families that we have worked with over the years have even avoided taking a family vacation for fear of behavior problems while on vacation. But that should not have to be the case! A little preparation can go a long way to make a vacation successful with a child with special needs. Here are some useful tips for families of children with special needs to help you and your family prepare for a successful family vacation.
Again, these are just some general tips to help ease the stress of preparing for a family vacation. Please keep in mind that every child and family situation is unique so these strategies may need to be adapted to address the needs of your child. We hope that these tips and strategies are useful for your family in enjoying the final days of summer.
If you want the support of trained behavioral staff, check out our Family Vacation Program that is offered by our company, Behavioral and Educational Solutions and Training of NJ, LLC (BEST NJ, LLC) where we provide an all-inclusive family vacation experience for families of children with special needs.Back To Top