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Trips for Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Trips Inc. is founded by Jim Peterson. Peterson has a master's degree in special education and has organized over 600 trips both nationally and internationally over his 27 years of leadership. Group sizes are kept around 20 travelers, with a chaperone to traveler ratio of 1:4. All chaperones are volunteers who are carefully screened. Groups are tailored to accommodate those with similar disabilities. Trips Inc. prides itself on having competitive rates.

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Posted by: swampfox601 on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 12:08 p.m.

A so-so website providing information on planning trips with people with disabilities. Worth looking at for tips and hints.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability