Help Us Create Inclusive Travel Experiences!

Be Part of the Journey. I’m Mitch Levinson, Executive Director of Joey’s Journeys. We are passionate about creating a world where travel is accessible and enriching for everyone, especially the special needs community. Inclusive travel experiences should be available for everyone.

We believe that travel offers incredible opportunities for growth, connection, and unforgettable memories. That’s why we’re dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness: We want to spread the word about inclusivity in travel and empower the special needs community to explore new destinations.
  • Building community: We’re creating a network of families who share a love of travel and understand the unique challenges faced by those with special needs. Through this network, families can find support, share experiences, and build lasting friendships.
  • Creating lasting memories: We organize travel experiences specifically designed for the special needs community, removing barriers and ensuring everyone has a positive and enriching experience.

We’ve already made great strides! We’ve successfully helped autistic adults navigate cultural nuances in markets where bartering is common, ensuring a smooth and positive experience. Additionally, our growing network of families has secured preferred treatment from airlines and cruises, including smoother boarding processes and tailored onboard activities.

Here’s Where You Come In: Help Us Break Down Travel Barriers!

Travel can be daunting for anyone, but for families with special needs, the obstacles can seem insurmountable. Here at Joeys Journeys, we understand the unique challenges you face, and we’re dedicated to removing those barriers so everyone can experience the joy of travel. To propel Joey’s Journeys forward, we need your help to raise $20,000 in our first year.

Your support will help us create a comprehensive support system, addressing the needs of the entire family:

  • Trained Personnel: Imagine having peace of mind knowing there are trained professionals by your side throughout your trip. Our funds will allow us to provide additional support during travel, with staff experienced in working with individuals with special needs. This can include assistance with daily routines, managing sensory sensitivities, and ensuring everyone feels safe and comfortable.
  • Respite for Caregivers: Travel should be a time to relax and create memories, not just another responsibility. Your contribution will help us offer relief for family caregivers. This could include scheduled breaks or access to childcare services, allowing parents and siblings to recharge and enjoy their vacation.
  • Building a Support Network: We’re creating a powerful community of families who share a love of travel and understand the unique challenges you face. This network provides invaluable support – from sharing travel tips and navigating logistics to simply knowing you’re not alone. Siblings often play a crucial role in caring for their loved ones, and through our network, they can connect with other siblings who understand their experiences.

Together, we can make travel a truly enriching experience for everyone in the family.

In addition to the support mentioned above, your donation will also help us with:

  • Provide financial support: We aim to offer supplemental financial aid to those who need assistance joining our inaugural cruise.
  • Destination support: Funds will allow us to hire local specialists who can provide additional support during excursions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
  • Building a network of inclusive destinations: We’ll use these funds to identify and collaborate with US-based resorts and destinations that are committed to inclusivity, becoming “Joey’s Journeys Approved” locations.

Become a Part of the Journey

With your support, we can create a world where travel is an inclusive and enriching experience for all. Consider joining us by donating $50 per month. Every contribution, big or small, gets us closer to our goal!

Together, let’s unlock the world of travel for the special needs community.

Donate today and be part of Joey’s Journeys!

Sincerely,

Mitch Levinson

Executive Director, Joey’s Journeys

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