This is such an important category with so many sub-categories: autism, physical disabilities, sensory issues, deafness, speech impediments, auto-immune issues… there are so many special needs (ranging from physical to mental) that can seriously affect the success of one’s travels if one does not plan carefully!
The term “special needs” is used to describe a person with a physical or emotional difficulty (or difference) that requires more assistance or specialized services than other people would.
A special need can also enhance someone’s life in the same way that it can cause challenges.
Below is a website (more to come) that can help you greatly with this very challenging issue, whether it is for you, your spouse or your child.
Don and Joyce are mobility and health challenged partners living with Jummah (kitty) and Squeedle (chiweenie) in a 23′ travel trailer towed with a retired Uhaul box truck.
They believe that being disabled and living on a low income shouldn’t mean you can’t have fun, be happy and enjoy nature. Their goal is to provide ADA reviews of all the free or low-cost places they’re able to visit. If they can go there, so can you!
Have a look at their information and reviews here…
The Moorhouse family currently calls North Carolina home, but in 2019-2020 they set out on a year-long cross-country RV adventure with their daughter who has Autism.
The Moorhouses began their really fantastic Family Adventure For All website to inspire and encourage other families with special needs to RV travel and enjoy family adventures together.
Click here to view their wonderful very indepth and helpful post on Making RV Travel with Special Needs Children Possible…
If you have a special needs child and are looking into traveling full-time to “homeschool” or worldschool them, you can click here to find out how to do this; where to start and what to expect: