Recreation & Travel Resources

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Navigate Life Texas – Click on the “Find Services, Groups and Events” tab at the top of the home page to find local recreational resources for children and youth with disabilities.




Access-Able Travel Source - The Access-Able Travel Source website includes a database of accessible accommodations, transportation, and rentals, as well as a listing of travel agents with experience in planning vacations for people with disabilities.

Adaptive Sports Center - The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) of Crested Butte, Colorado, is a national non-profit organization that provides life-enhancing recreation activities for people with disabilities and their families.

Arcess - This is the website of Nanogames, which sells downloadable computer arcade games that are accessible for various abilities and skill levels. Accessibility options include low vision, single switch, touch screen, keyboard, mouse/headmouse, eye tracking and speech recognition.

Autism on the Seas (AotS) - This “Autism Friendly” ship certification standard and training program provides assistance and accommodations so that children and adults with disabilities and their families can experience the ultimate cruise vacation. AotS partner cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Disney and Carnival.

Autistic Globetrotting - This website is edited by a mother of a child with autism based on her family’s personal travel experiences. It includes tips on planning, lodging, transportation, dining and shopping as well as travel stories shared by other families.

Boy Scouts of America - This is the national website of the Boy Scouts of America, which provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Scouting resources include the Scouting for Youth with Disabilities Manual. Find your local council here.

Cheapflights - See Tips for Travelers with Disabilities for information on what 23 major airlines do for travelers who need extra support when flying and links to each airline’s disability policies.

Curb Free with Cory Lee - Sharing the world from a wheelchair user’s perspective. This website features travel and accessibility blogs based on the writer’s own worldwide travel experiences.

Disability Holidays Guide - Disability Holidays Guide Ltd. is based in England and has a website devoted to accessible travel resources for people with disabilities or medical conditions.

Disability Travel and Recreation Resources - This is a collection of web links compiled by Mr. Jim Lubin who has quadriplegia and uses a ventilator. - This website provides a listing of accessible travel specialists, including travel agents, tour operators, adventure travel companies, accessible cruise specialists, accessible van rentals & equipment, travel companions, home exchanges, and access guide for wheelchair users and other travelers with disabilities.

Disneyland Resort - This is the official website of the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks in California. There is a page dedicated to services for Guests with Disabilities.

Disney World - This web page provides links that outline services and facilities available for guests visiting any of the four major Disney World theme parks (The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) in Florida. The web site has a FAQs page for Guests with Disabilities.

Emerging Horizons – Here you can find information, resources, news and travel tips for travelers with mobility disabilities.

Girl Scouts of America - Find your local Girl Scouts council here.

Global Access News - On this website people with disabilities share their traveling experiences along with travel tips and resources.


Independent Living Institute - Their Travel and Leisure Resources page provides links to accessible travel and recreational programs around the world.

Kids Camps - This website offers a listing of camps available across the country, including a listing of camps for children with disabilities. The site allows you to look up camps by category/type as well as by geographic location.

Mikey’s Place - Here you can order the “Mikey’s Guide to Summer Camps and Activities for Children with Disabilities” (available in both English and Spanish).  Mikey’s Place also hosts an annual camp fair in February for Houston-area families of children with disabilities – see website for information.


National Aging and Disability Transportation Center - NADTC promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers. A federally funded technical assistance center administered by Easter Seals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, NADTC offers training, resources, technical assistance, information & referral, outreach, and community grants.

National Inclusion Project – The National Inclusion Project partners with community organizations to help develop all-inclusive recreational programs.

National Park Service - A free, lifetime pass (called the Access Pass) is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, regardless of age, who have a permanent disability. The pass can be used at over 2,000 Federal recreation sites across the nation, including National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and many National Forest lands.

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality - SATH is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and sponsors.


Special Globe - An accessible travel website created by a mom of a child with a disability based on her family’s personal travel experiences.

Special Olympics Texas - SOTX provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Click here to find your area SOTX office.

The Summer Book Online - This website features a searchable database of summer day camps in and around the Houston area.  Parents can narrow their search by age range, category (special needs, academic, etc.) or price range.

Toll-free Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) - Air travelers who experience disability-related air travel service problems may call the hotline at 1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TTY) to obtain assistance.


Transportation Security Administration - TSA’s Disabilities and Medical Conditions guide explains airport security screening procedures and disability-specific accommodations.  The TSA Cares helpline (855- 787-2227) is available to travelers with disabilities and medical conditions needing additional assistance during the security screening process (call 72 hours prior to travel).

Trips Inc. - Provides all-inclusive vacation packages for travelers ages sixteen and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


U.S. Passports & International Travel - Traveling with Disabilities.


U.S. Dept. of Transportation - Equal Access to Transportation.


VSA Texas - This is the website of VSA Texas, the state organization on arts and disability, which works to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

Wilderness Inquiry - Outdoor adventure programs for youth, families, and people with disabilities.


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