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Vacations Designed For The Disabled




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#1 MySonsDad

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:01 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation on travel companies/groups that offer vacations specifically for people in chairs, or is there even such a thing? I guess I'm looking for vacations where there is help for the care givers. Sometimes the care giver can be overwhelmed if the person in the chair can't assist in luggage carrying and organization. As an example I'm in an electric chair and need to lug around a 10-15 pound recharger when I go on vacation, plus my sliding board and personal supplies needed in carrying for me. The person I go with can easily return from the trip more exhausted than when we first left.

The next part of this question may pertain more to quads but is there such a thing as vacations for the disabled that allows the normal care giver to stay behind? It would be a respite for both the disabled person and care giver. There would have to be a CNA type person available for those traveling to care for dressing, toileting, and etc.

#2 kdenon01

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:42 PM

I just found this site yesterday...

www.abletotravel.org

I don't know how good they are, I have never used them...but it could be helpful.

#3 u2pray4me2

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:16 AM

son that is 19 took a vacation to San Antonio Texas to the River Walk mostly all accessible and had elevators to get him down ,, the Hotels around there has a trolley accessible for wheelchairs picked us up at the hotel and dropped us off , ,the buses came by every 15 min.. great trip experiece, Count It All Joy, k


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