A Certified Autism Travel Professional™ (CATP) is defined as a professional who has demonstrated that they are both knowledgeable and capable of providing support and travel related services to an individual on the autism spectrum as well as their family.
In order to become a Certified Autism Travel Agent, advanced training is provided in multiple areas including sensory processing, special needs travel accommodations, helping the family navigate new places, and much more!
Many destinations around the world have also been certified as "Autism-Friendly". These places earn this certification by putting their employees through additional training, having sensory safe places to calm, and by providing and in-depth sensory guide for families.
Guides are available at ALL sensory-friendly destinations. These guides provide in-depth detail into each ride or activity that you may engage in while on your vacation. They are a helpful guide to determine what rides/activities will be the best fit for your family.
There are many programs and accommodations that are available to assist families and allow them to have the best vacation possible!
As an occupational therapist AND a travel agent, I have the knowledge to assist your family in many unique ways that other travel agents may not even be aware of.