It's official! I completed the necessary training and officially became certified to help families and individuals with special needs find and plan their vacations! Whoo Hoo!
I am no stranger to special needs. As a Speech Language Pathologist for about 15 years, I have training and work experience in the field. When I left healthcare to pursue my career as a Travel Agent/Business Owner, I knew I wanted to marry the two interests but couldn't quite figure out how. I worked with friends and family planning family vacations and specialized in helping busy brides plan their honeymoons. When I learned about the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) offering a certification program to travel professionals it clicked! This is my chance to blend my experiences together.
As a Certified Autism Travel Professional™ (CATP), I now have a certification to back up my abilities of providing support and travel related services to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.