For those of us who have a child with special requirements, it is advisable to sit down and make a list of what are the key ingredients for meeting your family’s travel and holiday needs. These will differ widely according to the ages and size of your family and the specific needs of your ‘special’ child.
Short breaks are a vital part of any support package for families, they benefit both the young person and the parents and carers. Young people get to make new friends and have fun in a safe and secure environment. Parents and carers get to have a break and think about themselves for a while.
Short breaks can also help prepare you as a family for your child’s transition to adulthood, when they might be ready to move out of the family home and live a little more independently.