Special Needs Podcast

Special Needs Podcast

I help families with special needs navigate the unique challenges presented when traveling so they can experience a memorable and magical vacation.

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Recent Podcasts from Special Needs Podcast

Traveling with a Chronic Illness
November 23rd, 2020 | Length 00:55:46

Jenn Llyod of Sick Girl Travels on my podcast today.  I personally don’t have any experience with traveling with a chronic illness and I have been wanting to learn more about this topic.  Especially because I might encounter a client that has a chronic illness I may need to consider…
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World Prematurity Day - Traveling with a Preemie
November 17th, 2020 | Length 01:01:50

World Prematurity Day was created on November 17, 2011, to raise awareness for the millions of children every year who are born prematurely. While technologies and medical procedures in America have increased over the years, preterm babies still carry a huge vulnerability to develop cerebral palsy, delays in development, hearing…
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Gluten Free Travel
November 9th, 2020 | Length 00:46:01

I'm so thrilled and honored to have LaShawn Wiltz back on the podcast.  If you remember previously she talked about her experience with going gluten-free at Disney and now she shares about her experience about traveling gluten-free and with food allergies with her son Pookah.  I found this so informative…
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TSA Cares and Flight Prep for those with special needs.
November 2nd, 2020 | Length 00:16:41

TSA Cares is for travelers requiring special accommodations or concerned about the security screening process at the airport may ask a TSA officer or supervisor for a passenger support specialist who can provide on-the-spot assistance.  ⁣Members of the Wounded Warrior Program may also participate in this program. How this program works,…
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Traveling with an adult with autism
October 26th, 2020 | Length 00:47:40

The travel and tourism industry focuses a lot on the caregivers of small children with autism and children with autism but we often forget that those small children someday turn into adults with autism.  We have to remember that autism doesn't disappear once the child with autism matures into an…
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Autism Travel in Jamaica
October 19th, 2020 | Length 00:46:32

In this episode, I am chatting with Francene Noel, a former attorney, and mother of two!   We talk about traveling to Jamaica with autism and how you might be surprised about how much Jamaica has to offer beyond the fabulous Beaches resorts.  In particular, we talk a bit about…
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Traveling for Caregivers
October 12th, 2020 | Length 00:59:38

In this episode, I am chatting with Kabrena Williams an M.S. BCBA.  I enjoyed talking with her about how as caregivers we often forget about ourselves and how we need to take care of ourselves before we can pour from our cups.  We focus a lot on self-care and how…
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Traveling while blind
October 5th, 2020 | Length 00:49:30

In this episode, I’ve had the extraordinary pleasure of chatting with a fellow travel agent Kevin Lowe.  I haven’t officially met him in person but online I’ve got plenty of chances to speak with him and over time I would like to think we’ve become friends and support each other…
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Traveling with Sickle Cell Anemia and Type 1 Diabetes
September 28th, 2020 | Length 01:15:41

I’m humbled to be a part of the Trav Market Media network of travel podcasters. Have you had a chance to listen to our network? We share informative travel information for travel agents. Take for example my podcast where I share informative information for travel agents especially when working…
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Episode 5: Traveling the world with a child with autism.
September 21st, 2020 | Length 01:41:53

 I’m so thrilled to have on this episode a chat with a mom I’ve been following on Instagram for a while.  Marquita Arlette is a mom with a daughter with autism that didn’t let her daughter’s diagnosis stop her from traveling Southeast Asia and beyond.  Her story and her travels…
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Traveling the world with a child with autism.
September 28th, 2020 | Length 01:41:53

I’m so thrilled to have on this episode a chat with a mom I’ve been following on Instagram for a while.  Marquita Arlette is a mom with a daughter with autism that didn’t let her daughter’s diagnosis stop her from traveling Southeast Asia and beyond.  Her story and her travels…
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Episode 4: Piece of Mind Retreat
September 14th, 2020 | Length 00:50:33

Have you ever been on Pinterest and you start pinning a lot of things but someone’s content keeps finding its way into your feed? First, it’s just one or two pins then it’s like 7-10 of their pins? Well, this is what happened when I approached Lara Sandora!…
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The Piece of Mind Retreat
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:50:33

Have you ever been on Pinterest and you start pinning a lot of things but someone’s content keeps finding its way into your feed? First, it’s just one or two pins then it’s like 7-10 of their pins? Well, this is what happened when I approached Lara Sandora!…
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Episode 3: Visit Mesa - The World's First Autism Certified City!
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:20:00

In this episode, I explore the first city to become a certified autism city, through the IBCCES.  My family was going to go check out this city later this year but due to the global pandemic, I decided in an abundance of caution to postpone our trip until later next…
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Visit Mesa - The World's First Autism Certified City!
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:20:00

In this episode, I explore the first city to become a certified autism city, through the IBCCES.  My family was going to go check out this city later this year but due to the global pandemic, I decided in an abundance of caution to postpone our trip until later next…
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Episode 2: Traveling with an Infant
September 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:58:30

I’ve got a special guest Ashley Onadele of Flyy Family Travel.  In this episode, we talk about travel with infants and some tips and tricks to travel with an infant and toddler.  Ashely has first-hand experience with traveling with two under two.  I have been, at least I’d like to…
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Traveling with an Infant
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:58:30

I’ve got a special guest Ashley Onadele of Flyy Family Travel.  In this episode, we talk about travel with infants and some tips and tricks to travel with an infant and toddler.  Ashely has first-hand experience with traveling with two under two.  I have been, at least I’d like to…
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Episode 2 - Traveling while Pregnant
September 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:21:00

Many clients ask me if it's feasible to travel while pregnant. Travel at any time can present some challenges, but pregnancy presents challenges that can be met with a little extra planning.  This is a special time and you can absolutely have an amazing time with your family or spouse…
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Episode 1: Traveling while Pregnant
September 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:21:00

Many clients ask me if it's feasible to travel while pregnant. Travel at any time can present some challenges, but pregnancy presents challenges that can be met with a little extra planning.  This is a special time and you can absolutely have an amazing time with your family or spouse…
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Traveling while Pregnant
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:21:00

Many clients ask me if it's feasible to travel while pregnant. Travel at any time can present some challenges, but pregnancy presents challenges that can be met with a little extra planning.  This is a special time and you can absolutely have an amazing time with your family or spouse…
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Dina Farmer: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
September 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:04:20

I’m Dina Farmer, Founder of  Lily and Magnolia Travel and the Special Needs Travel Podcast. And I’m here to introduce you to my podcast.  Traveling with kids of any age can be difficult, and traveling with special needs adds even more challenges.  With those challenges comes frustration and feelings of…
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Episode 11 - The End of Season 1 of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:10:41

Thank you so much for listening to the 1st season of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast.  We talked a lot about Disney a bit about different places around the world you can travel with a loved one with special needs.  I have so many exciting things coming to the…
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The End of Season 1 of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:10:41

Thank you so much for listening to the 1st season of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast.  We talked a lot about Disney a bit about different places around the world you can travel with a loved one with special needs.  I have so many exciting things coming to the…
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Episode 10 - Visiting Tokyo Disneyland
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:58:30

In this episode, I speak with Nathalie Lim of Tokyo Disneyland Style and we discuss visiting the Tokyo Disneyland Resort and how I can help you plan a vacation of a lifetime to Tokyo and the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. You can find Natalie on all the major social media networks! Natalie Lim American,…
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Visiting Tokyo Disneyland
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:58:30

In this episode, I speak with Nathalie Lim of Tokyo Disneyland Style and we discuss visiting the Tokyo Disneyland Resort and how I can help you plan a vacation of a lifetime to Tokyo and the Tokyo Disneyland Resort. You can find Natalie on all the major social media networks! Natalie Lim American,…
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Episode 9: DAS at Tokyo Disneyland
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:37

We look at how the DAS (Disability Access Service) works at Tokyo Disneyland.  This basic concept is the same at the U.S. Parks but there are a couple of things you should know.  This works the same for Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. Do you need help planning a trip…
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Disability Access Service at Tokyo Disneyland
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:20:37

We look at how the DAS (Disability Access Service) works at Tokyo Disneyland.  This basic concept is the same at the U.S. Parks but there are a couple of things you should know.  This works the same for Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. Do you need help planning a trip…
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Episode 8: Gluten Free at Disney
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:30

Today on the podcast I interview LaShawn Wilks of Everyday Eyecandy!  In this episode, we talk about what Disney can do to accommodate a gluten allergy and even a nut allergy.  This explores options for gluten-free and what happens in the case that they don't have gluten-free options and even…
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Gluten Free at Disney
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:36:30

Today on the podcast I interview LaShawn Wilks of Everyday Eyecandy!  In this episode, we talk about what Disney can do to accommodate a gluten allergy and even a nut allergy.  This explores options for gluten-free and what happens in the case that they don't have gluten-free options and even…
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Episode 7: Why I started Lily and Magnolia Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:55

When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism.  I was simply unaware that the behaviors he was presenting were different from his neurotypical brother.  I didn’t know how much sensory overload and how scared of new things he was until he was diagnosed.  I thought our travels were over once…
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Why I started Lily and Magnolia Travel
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:36:55

When my oldest son was diagnosed with autism.  I was simply unaware that the behaviors he was presenting were different from his neurotypical brother.  I didn’t know how much sensory overload and how scared of new things he was until he was diagnosed.  I thought our travels were over once…
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Episode 6: All Access Disney! What you need to know about all things Accessible at Disneyland!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:01

Angela created her website to help people with disabilities and special needs (like herself) plan and achieve the best Disneyland trip possible. After all, Disneyland is the happiest place on earth! However, if you have some sort of “disability”, you may feel as though much of the world around you is…
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All Access Disney! What you need to know about all things Accessible at Disneyland!
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:51:01

Angela created her website to help people with disabilities and special needs (like herself) plan and achieve the best Disneyland trip possible. After all, Disneyland is the happiest place on earth! However, if you have some sort of “disability”, you may feel as though much of the world around you is…
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Episode 5: First time with Autism at Disney
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:56

Samantha Drew of JSA Creations joins me on this episode as we talk about her first experience of going to the Disney Parks with her son with autism.     Check out Samantha's Etsy Shop here: https://etsy.me/2XeohWN   Do you need help planning a vacation with a loved one with special needs…
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First time with Autism at Disney
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:32:56

Samantha Drew of JSA Creations joins me on this episode as we talk about her first experience of going to the Disney Parks with her son with autism.     Check out Samantha's Etsy Shop here: https://etsy.me/2XeohWN   Do you need help planning a vacation with a loved one with special needs…
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Episode 4: Sensory Kids Guide: Navigate Disney with SPD!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:52:14

My on my podcast today is Beth Roberts owner of Sensory Kids Guide.     Visit her website here:  www.sensorykidsguide.com   If you need help planning your vacation visit my website and let's get started planning your trip:  www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/plan-a-trip  Beth Roberts started Sensory Kids Guide after a particularly difficult visit…
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Sensory Kids Guide: Navigate Disney with SPD!
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:52:14

My on my podcast today is Beth Roberts owner of Sensory Kids Guide.     Visit her website here:  www.sensorykidsguide.com   If you need help planning your vacation visit my website and let's get started planning your trip:  www.lilyandmagnoliatravel.com/plan-a-trip  Beth Roberts started Sensory Kids Guide after a particularly difficult visit…
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Episode 3: Where in the world can you travel with a child with Autism?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:12:34

Did you know there are plenty of travel suppliers that are certified by the IBCCES as a Certified Autism Specialist? Like me!   Need more information about the IBCCES?  https://bit.ly/2WJfqxp   Are you thinking about planning a vacation with a special needs loved on but not sure where to get started?   Well, head…
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Where in the world can you travel with a child with Autism?
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:12:34

Did you know there are plenty of travel suppliers that are certified by the IBCCES as a Certified Autism Specialist? Like me!   Need more information about the IBCCES?  https://bit.ly/2WJfqxp   Are you thinking about planning a vacation with a special needs loved on but not sure where to get started?   Well, head…
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Episode 2: The Disability Access Service at Disney!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:15:23

I've said time and again Disney understands very well that they have guests that visit their parks with so many different levels of accessibility.  Each guest experience is unique and Disney, in particular, is very accommodating when help guests with special needs to enjoy the parks just like anyone else.…
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The Disability Access Service at Disney!
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:15:23

I've said time and again Disney understands very well that they have guests that visit their parks with so many different levels of accessibility.  Each guest experience is unique and Disney, in particular, is very accommodating when help guests with special needs to enjoy the parks just like anyone else.…
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Episode 1: Joyful travel experiences for special needs families.
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:07:13

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast!   I’m Dina Farmer and I help families with special needs navigate the unique challenges presented when traveling so they can experience a memorable and magical vacation. I know all too well the countless hours of research we, as parents, put…
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Joyful travel experiences for special needs families.
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:07:13

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast!   I’m Dina Farmer and I help families with special needs navigate the unique challenges presented when traveling so they can experience a memorable and magical vacation. I know all too well the countless hours of research we, as parents, put…
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Episode 0: The Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:03:59

Traveling with kids of any age can be difficult, and traveling with special needs adds even more challenges.  With those challenges comes frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed thinking about all that travel planning.  Very often work, school, therapy appointments, and swim lessons suck up all of our time in…
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The Lily and Magnolia Travel Podcast
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:03:59

Traveling with kids of any age can be difficult, and traveling with special needs adds even more challenges.  With those challenges comes frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed thinking about all that travel planning.  Very often work, school, therapy appointments, and swim lessons suck up all of our time in…
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Meet the podcaster from
Special Needs Podcast

Dina Farmer

Dina Farmer


Dina Farmer is the host of Special Needs Travel Podcast, a travel advisor, an IBCCES Certified Autism Travel Professional, and an Accessible Travel Advocate, veteran and mom of two busy boys.  One of her sons is diagnosed with autism and is the driving force behind her work.  Whether planning special…

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