Kayla’s Directory has some day passes available for you to take your child to ECHO. The ECHO center is a wonderful to take your child to explore. They have a lot of hands on activities for children of various ages. Please email skruk@kaylasdirectory if interested.
ECHO also has noise cancelling headphones to access if your child has sensitivity to noise. And finally, if you want to explore the Burlington waterfront you can access the adaptable stroller that is at the ECHO center. This is for families to use free of charge!
Check out ECHO Center.
We recently went to Stowe and had a wonderful experience. From the lodging, activities, skiing, to the incredible staff; this is definitely a place that accommodates children with special needs.
The skiing at Stowe goes above and beyond to accommodate individuals with special needs. Stowe Adaptive is an incredible program that offers lessons and equipment to make sure that every individual can get out on the mountain. And Stowe also offers a “Buddy Pass”! Here is some great information that Donna Barton (Operation Manager) at Stowe offered:
The idea of the Buddy Pass is that if you are unable to meet the minimum Essential Eligibility Criteria, you qualify for our adaptive lesson program or the Buddy program. Check out the EEC requirements on their website.
In addition, here at Stowe…if you do not meet the minimum requirements of the EECs and you apply for a scholarship through Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports, you may be granted a scholarship to use toward lessons or access. For more information click here
Did you know that if your child has a disability you can apply for an “Access Pass?” This pass allows your child and individuals they are traveling with (up to 3 people) get into all U.S. National Parks for free. This is a lifetime pass that provides admittance to more than 2000 recreational site managed by five Federal agencies.
You will need to submit an application and can either mail it in or stop by a facility that is listed on their website. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
To sign up for this amazing opportunity check out the website listed below. Look under “Access Pass.”