Tips Categorized as Outings
Round trip train rides can be lots of fun for grandchildren. If you are accompanying a child with disabilities, Amtrak will allow a caregiver or shadow to travel free of cost. Take Amtrak to San Juan Capistrano, Los Angeles or other local destinations. Have lunch or just visit the near-by … Read More »
At bowling alleys, ask for special gutter bumpers and ramps for balls. This will make bowling easier for grandchildren and more enjoyable for everyone.
Look for local children’s museums or exhibits that allow children to explore them. In Orange County you can visit the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, http://www.discoverycube.org/?gclid=COGO7a3n7qwCFUWMtgodigzI9A, Pretend City in Irvine, http://pretendcity.org/ and Museo in Anaheim, http://www.muzeo.org/home.php. For additional listings of local attractions for special needs children, please go to … Read More »
Check into tickets for the children’s concert series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Forty-five minute concerts are designed for children and afterwards, they provide a hands on opportunity with a featured musical instrument. Noisy children are acceptable.
The head naturalist at Naturalist For You leads many local Orange County hikes. He has experience working with special needs kids and is willing to lead a hike if there is sufficient interest. He has suggestedthat a couple of short canyon hikes (Silverado and Black Star) would be most appropriate … Read More »
Take walks together in local parks. Feed ducks, explore gardens and enjoy other park features.
Orange County, California, has several parks for special needs children. Follow these links for additional information: Courtney’s SandCastle in San Clemente Box Canyon Park in Yorba Linda Pittsford Park in Lake Forest Angel’s Playground in TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa Heritage Park in Irvine (accessible features) Northwood Community Park in … Read More »