Friday, December 17, 2010

Traveling with Autism: Travel Opportunities for Young Adults with Disabilities

Part two of Laura Shumaker's series from her San Francisco Chronicle blog.

SAN FRANCISCO -- If you ask a college senior what they plan to do when they graduate, 9 out of 10 will tell you that they plan on traveling through Europe with a backpack and a Eurail pass before anything else.
Many young adults with a developmental disabilities dream of travel and exploration as well. Matthew has been talking about going to Europe since he was a teenager. He's been saving money from his gardening jobs and has enough for at least a round trip ticket and some spending money. But sending him off with a backpack and a train pass would not be safe. (It would be crazy.)

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