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Summer Travel with Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

As the warm weather is here and summer approaches, you may be making some plans for outings and vacations.

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As the warm weather is here and summer approaches, you may be making some plans for outings and vacations. There are challenges that parents have planning for those experiences for their deafblind children that other families don’t experience. Having some helpful tips will help to negotiate those challenges easier.

Traveling by Air

Always be prepared!  The IBVI website states that when traveling by air, following these suggestions will help to make the trip less stressful and more enjoyable.

Traveling by Bus or Train (AARP)
Theme Parks and Other Locations

If you’re planning to visit theme parks, contact their disability services before you go to see what they will be able to accommodate. 

For Large theme parks such as Disney, check out these links for accommodations:
Services for Guests with Vision Loss at Disney
Services for Guests with Hearing Loss at Disney

If you are staying local and visiting local parks and playgrounds:
Inclusive Play with Miracle Playgroup (a lot of these materials are available at Legacy Playground in Nashua, NH. You may find similar playgrounds near you.) 

Have fun, be prepared and be flexible!

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