20 Fun Outings for Kids with Special Needs
These parks, theaters and attractions are great for children of all abilities.
There are many family-friendly spots in and around Arlington, but the choices become more complicated when you have children with special needs. Where can you go for an afternoon of fun when your party includes kids with mobility impairments, sensory challenges or who have a tendency to run off? Parents of special needs children know that crowds, noise, lighting and bathrooms can be an issue. So can staff who don’t have experience interacting with visitors of all abilities. As one of those parents, I have spent a fair amount of time scouting out things to do with my kids—ages 5, 9, and 11. Here are some of our favorite places, with a few pointers for making the most of each excursion.