This may be an idea if you’re trying to figure out your next vacation spot…Royal Caribbean has become the first cruise line to be certified as “autism-friendly” by Autism of the Seas.
Specifically, its entire fleet now has Bronze Level certification, which means it will offer sensory-related toys, autism-friendly modification to youth activities (where appropriate), autism-friendly movies (sound is lowered, you can talk/walk around, etc.), as well as priority boarding and dietary offerings (such as gluten-free and diary-free).
They plan to take it even further and reach Silver Level certification by the end of the year – which means that all of their youth staff will receive basic awareness training in autism and other developmental disabilities.
It’s great to see more and more companies and organizations making an effort to provide better offerings for families touched by autism. Hopefully others will follow in their footsteps.
Lynsey, Community Manager