Everyone deserves a chance to get away from the everyday and that includes folks with special needs and their families as well. An entire family shouldn’t skip a vacation because they fear that the special needs cannot be accommodated, and neither should the family member be left at home with a caregiver while the rest of the family travels off on a beach getaway. Everyone should get a chance to have some fun in the sun.
Who do you think fits into the category of special needs? There is more than one answer, though some are more obvious than others. If a family has a member who is blind or deaf, they have special needs. Some disabilities are easier to discern, such as if a person walks with crutches, braces or a cane. Some are less obvious, such as developmental or motor delays, or autism. Sometimes a medical issue arises last minute, and then special needs become evident when the family departs for their vacation. For instance, a family might plan a reunion, but then a cousin breaks an arm or a leg a few days before departure. They are cleared to travel, but now they have special circumstances which must be accommodated.
No matter what special needs your family has, your all inclusive travel agent can help you plan a beach vacation which everyone will enjoy. Picture the beach in your mind. Is it on an island in the Caribbean or at a resort in Mexico? Where have you dreamed of visiting? Your all inclusive travel agent can help you choose the destination and lodging which will suit the needs of your family best. It turns out that more families have special needs or unique considerations than you think. You needn’t consider yourselves a bother or a burden; not to your all inclusive travel agent, and not to the staff at your resort or lodging. They enjoy helping others to have a great time on vacation.
So if you have a relative who is wheelchair bound but who wants to spend time on the beach, your agent can work with the local staff and provide you with a special beach wheelchair. It is made of lightweight plastic piping instead of metal, so it isn’t heavy and it won’t get hot in the sun and burn their skin. The seat is mesh and breathable, and the entire chair can go in the ocean. Instead of skinny wheels, this chair has fat, thick wheels made of firm plastic which travel easily over the sand. On land, Grandma might have limited mobility, but you can slowly wheel her into the calm waters, and once the water is high enough, she can simply scoot off the chair and swim around. Once she is done, she can seat herself in the chair and be wheeled out, with no need to be carried in and out of the water.
No matter your needs, your agent can assist you. If your child has autism and will need excursions which are family friendly and unstructured (such as a nature hike at your own pace rather than a guided tour on a schedule) your agent can make it happen. Don’t let your family’s special needs be a concern. Call today so your agent can help you start planning your beach trip today.