This past week, our family traveled from Boston, MA to Atlanta, GA. We made our way south and back by plane, train, bus, and car…and lived to tell the tale! Traveling with a special needs child can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some useful tips to make your travels smooth sailing this summer.
“When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.” —Elise Roy, lawyer, artist, human rights advocate
Disabilities activist Ed Roberts would have celebrated his 78th birthday on January 23. In honor of this pivotal figure in the disabilities community, Google Doodle created artwork for their homepage that featured Roberts giving a lecture in his wheelchair.
Transportation is changing more and more every day, and it’s opening up opportunities for people with disabilities to get around. To offer your two cents on the issues most important to transportation as an individual with a disability, join the conversation on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza in Boston. […]
We heard so many positive reactions to our “Wings for All” post that we did some digging and found a similar program right here in Massachusetts! Wings for Autism provides a special opportunity for children with autism to get ready for upcoming flights. The Boston Logan Airport is hosting a “rehearsal” to help kids with autism become more […]
Researchers at the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University in California recently wrote an article titled “Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities”. They took a look at how people with disabilities travel in five different states: Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Oregon, and Washington. The goal of their research is to […]