Travelling with Medical Conditions and Special Needs


Travelling with a Disability

he following article is reproduced with kind permission from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. For further articles refer to www.casa.gov.au

What travellers need and can expect

Contents

* Preparing for air travel

* Advance information

* Making the booking

* Carers and assistants

* Medical requirements

Travelling to Thailand with our Anaphylactic Child

When Narelle’s sister in law announced she was getting married in Phuket, Thailand, Narelle had a tough decision to make, would she go on her own or could she take her Anaphylactic 5 year old son Sebastian and her 3 year old daughter Alyssa who also suffers from food allergies with her?

Travelling with our two year old, Anaphylactic Child

Jeanette is mum to Tomasz who has Anaphylaxis to Egg, they had a weekend away in Sydney when Tomasz was 2 years old. Jeanette kindly shared their story and how they prepared for the trip.

Travelling Well with Epilepsy

Travelling with children with epilepsy has it’s challenges. Eleven year old Lily’s mum, Jen shares their experiences of venturing from their hometown of Saratoga Springs, Utah and her tips for travelling well with epilepsy.

Travelling with an Asthmatic 6 Year Old Child

Josh is dad to chronic Asthmatic, Kiahna who is now 6 years old, they have been on several family holidays and Josh kindly gave us the following tips for successful travel with Asthma.

Travelling with Autistic Children

We were lucky enough to talk with Candy, mum to two autistic children, to get her tips on successful travel with Autism.

You can read more from Candy on her blog by clicking the above banner or visiting http://candysfamily.wordpress.com/

Travelling With Anaphylaxis

Travelling with Anaphylaxis is by no means impossible but it does require some extra planning and research. The following tips can help you successfully prepare for travel.

Contact your airline to see what their policies are regarding allergies, some airlines now have allergy and peanut policies such as Qantas. Call around and see which airline’s attitude towards allergy suits your family best. Some airlines may require you to sign a disclaimer type document, check in advance what is required or have your travel agent check.

Travelling With Epilepsy

Having Epilepsy or a child with Epilepsy doesn’t exclude you from travelling, with a little extra planning you CAN enjoy exciting family holidays. The following article provides some great advice and helpful tips to help you plan and carry out your trip.

The following article is reprinted with permission from Epilepsy Action Australia – http://www.epilepsy.org.au/travel.asp

Air Travel Tips for the Visually Impaired

The following article is reproduced with kind permission from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. For further articles refer to www.casa.gov.au

Preparing for travel

As with other disabilities, planning ahead and making people aware of your situation goes a long way toward making your trip a successful one. 

Air Travel for Wheelchair Users

The following article is reproduced with kind permission from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. For further articles refer to www.casa.gov.au

When making reservations

Some things to consider when making airline reservations:

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