Autism - Tips for Air Travel - Yes You Can!
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Autism - Travel made easy(ier) - YOU CAN JOURNEY too! An Adventure Awaits You! Tips for flying with ASD DD ABI fam mem
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424 students enrolled
Created by Valarie Whiting
Last updated 3/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn tips for safe travel
  • Help the family member with autism adjust to traveling
  • Learn strategies to help keep family members safe while traveling
  • Find resources that support families with individuals with autism to have adventure and vacations
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  • Nothing needed - a willingness to try!

How to travel safely, smoothly and sanely with children who have autism spectrum disorder...Autism - Travel made easy(ier) - YOU CAN JOURNEY too!

This course will provide you with easy and practical information to assist you and your family to have a safe and smooth vacation for everyone, especially your children with autism spectrum disorder. I will provide you with easy, inexpensive ways to make your trip an adventure for all. I will provide you some insight information I have gathered while working with children with ASD. Hello, my name is Dr Valarie Whiting and I have worked in Human Services for more than 30 years. I have worked with many innovators, top teachers, and researchers in the autism world. I hope you will look at my information and share your experiences as well. I am so happy you decided to buy this class! I know you will learn something helpful! Dr. Valarie

Who is the target audience?
  • Families, educators, teachers, parents, siblings, grandparents, autistics, individuals with autism, individuals with asperger's
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Curriculum For This Course
A journey...for sure...
1 Lecture 03:55
Autism refresher - like you don't already know...but things are always changing
1 Lecture 03:14

Let’s begin with a quick overview – what is autism spectrum disorder?

Preview 03:14
Considerations when traveling with autism - what could make a journey difficult
3 Lectures 19:11

Sensory issues

Issues with behavior...
Preparing for a trip
2 Lectures 06:14
Prepare, prepare, prepare, and practice too!

Prep the family
Taking a flight - are you kidding me?!
2 Lectures 08:15
Trains, Planes and automobiles

Boarding a plane
Some risks to consider...
1 Lecture 03:54
Being safe...some considerations
Case studies
1 Lecture 01:57
Stories to relate to...
Autism travel resources for your consideration
1 Lecture 01:42
Vacation central!
Final thoughts to leave you with...
1 Lecture 00:00
Final notes...
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Autism - Travel made easy(ier) - YOU CAN JOURNEY too!
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About the Instructor
Valarie Whiting
4.3 Average rating
8 Reviews
1,203 Students
3 Courses
Director Training & Professional Development Massachusetts

Dr Valarie has worked in Human Services for over 30 years. She has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury, and Intellectual Disabilities which ensures her varied background working with families and individuals. For the past 10 years, she has been the Director of Training and Professional Development for the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

Her expertise in this field is reflected by several recent accomplishments:

  • Recipient of the 2014 Citation for Outstanding Performance given by the Department of Developmental Services and the Governor’s Office.
  • Recipient 2012 Outstanding Performance Award, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
  • Recipient 2011 Project Development Award for the Building Partnership Initiative Awareness and Action Project
  • Recipient of the 2007 Eugene H Ronney Award – The Massachusetts Legislature established the Eugene H Rooney Jr. Public Service Award to recognize employees who have demonstrated creativity and innovation in the area of human resources development and training - the highest award given to individuals in the Commonwealth
  • Professional Experience:

    Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

    Boston, MA

    October 2004 – now

    Responsible for leadership of the training department to include statewide initiatives such as the ‘Massachusetts Management Certificate Program’, the ‘Aspiring Supervisor’s Program’, ‘Making a Contribution’, ‘Community College Direct Support Certificate Program’, ‘Awareness and Action’, and orientation of 7800 state employees for the department – Development and dissemination of curriculum for state and college programs– Training support for over 332 Non-Profit Provider Agencies statewide – Management and support of statewide diversity project – Development and assessment of current training and staff development curriculum

  • Work, Inc.
    Division Director
    New Bedford, MA
    · The Division Director provides the management of the employment unit in New Bedford. -Supervision of all staff assigned to the program. -Hiring, evaluation, training and discharge of division employees. -Management of budgeted revenue and expense categories. -Ensure safety of staff and persons served in the division. -Carried out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company policies and applicable laws. -Planning, assigning, training and directing all work activities.

  • The Kennedy-Donovan Center
    Program Administrator
    Foxboro, MA – Cape Cod Residential Program
    · Administration of the residential programs of seven private, non-profit, residential homes on Cape Cod for 31 adults with Developmental Disabilities. -Development and supervision of a year-round applied behavior analysis treatment program stressing the documentation and verification of individualized programs for each adult. -Development and supervision of a Family Support Services Program providing advocacy, referral and intervention for families living on the Cape and the Islands

    Behavior Specialist at Lewis Bay Head Injury Center

    Hyannis, MA

    The May Institute, Inc.

    Head Teacher for autistic children

    Chatham, MA