Stephanie - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )
I know, how dare I speak of sun-kissed beaches and margaritas when we're all most likely up to the gills in therapist and doctor bills, but I need something to look forward to! As long as I can remember, I have loved to travel and just because I have a seven year old son with microcephaly, does not mean that I want to put an end to that, nor do I want to stunt his cultural growth and development. I am a realist, however, and would love to hear from you on resorts you've found that have been accepting to children with learning disabilities so we can get a break (even if it's for an hour or two a day). Our son is very social, but without the right supervision he can get a bit rambunctious (what kid doesn't, right?).
Anywho, I will say that we've done Disney Wolrd (three times, in fact) and they have been the BEST by far in terms of granting special audiences with the characters, seating us for meals that suited my son regardless if they were booked or not, and of course, the pass to the front of the line. BUT THAT TRIP WAS EXHAUSTING. We've also done cottage/house rentals, but again, exhausting and we found ourselves thinking it would have been more relaxing in our own home with familiar surroundings (and not stressing what D would break)!!
We've recently booked a trip on an RCL cruise as I heard they will get you trained staff within the kids camps if you want to have your children join in the activities, but would love to hear from the social universe of places/activities tried and true.
For example, Beaches, Club Med and some of the US ski resorts come up quite often in search results. Has anyone been? All of these come with a hefty price tag so it would be great to know what we're getting into before shelling out the cash, you dig?
Thanks for your input/feedback.