All children benefit from traveling. Travel is full of teachable moments. Children with special needs are no different. Travel provides opportunities to practice and improve social and communication skill and promotes cognitive growth.Continue Reading Story
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Jesemine Jones is a social worker, author, and travel consultant. She earned a Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University as well as a B.A. in Special Education from Georgian Court University in New Jersey.
Jesemine is co-founder of Abeon Travel LLC, specializing in providing personal service to families traveling with special needs such as guided planning, booking, and making special arrangements for their trip. She is also co-author of Starbrite Traveler: A Travel Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs, Starbrite Traveler: Destinations For Kids with Special Needs – East Coast Edition and Autism and Travel.
She partners with the travel, hospitality, service, and transportation industries to develop actionable strategies and programs to better serve the complex and unique needs of all families and individuals with special needs. She trains staff to prepare for guests with special needs.
Articles by Jesemine Jones
Most children with special needs “learn by doing.” Travel supports this type of learning. Families with special needs children should be afforded this opportunity. (This is the sixth of our 12 FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel topics.)Continue Reading Story