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  Certified Autism Travel Professional  

Certified Autism Travel Professional™ (CATP) is defined as a professional who has demonstrated that they are both knowledgeable and capable of providing support and travel related services to an individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family. The CATP has gone through the IBCCES Certification program to specialize in autism related needs and accommodations specifically related to travel.   CATP194765


If you have a family member, child or adult, with Autism Spectrum Disorder and you’ve been longing for a Family Vacation, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Your vacation support starts with me. 

As a teacher and a mother of a child on the spectrum, I know that your family faces enormous challenges every day:  schools and homework, health concerns, multiple therapies, or just getting through the day. I know that taking a vacation together, as a family, can be one of the bigger challenges and I am here to help you turn that challenge around so that you can have a memorable and enjoyable vacation.

You, your spectrum family member and your other family members each have your own needs when it comes to taking a vacation. I work with you to answer the questions, to overcome the obstacles and to customize a vacation that includes safe and appropriate fun for the Special Guest, respite time for the rest of the family and fun for all.

I will help you with planning your trip to an autism-friendly-resort or an autism-friendly-cruise and will customize your vacation around sensory issues, special interests, special dietary needs and the dynamics of your family.

What will be fun for your spectrum family member? What does he or she need in order to be safe while having that fun?  What will you do with genuine respite time? (Hint: most popular answer to this is “chill and do absolutely nothing”). How will you get there and what support does it take?

I’m here to help you figure out the answer to all of those questions (and any others that you have).  Let’s get you on your way to the family vacation that you’ve been dreaming of!


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