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What Travel Options do you offer for people with disability and their families?

 

  • Customised travel for people with disability.
  • Group Tours - these are tours that Groups can book through Spot On Travel.  We will build an exclusive tour or holiday for your group to anywhere in the world.  Minimum numbers for a Group are 10, so even larger families can be treated as a Group and receive the savings that come from booking as a Group.
  • Autism On The Sea - we partner with this Accredited program to provide amazing cruise and resort experiences in the USA.  Autism on the Seas, an international organization,  has been in collaboration with Royal Caribbean International since 2007 in developing cruise vacation services to accommodate adults and families living with children with Special Needs, including, but not limited to, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and all Cognitive, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  These services have quickly expanded to other cruise lines and even to the Disney Resorts and Parks!  Booking with us will enable us to work with Autism On the Sea, and arrange your international flights, transfers and accommodation before and after your cruise/Disney visit.
  • Accessible Travel - we partner with this international organisation to provide wheelchair accessible options.  These include tours in Rome, Paris and London, as well as accessible transfers all around the world and accessible cruise excursions in selected worldwide destinations.  This partner also works with our clients who have mobility barriers (but are not full time in a wheelchair) to ensure their travel is step free and accessible!
  • Through our partnership with Autism On The Sea, we can provide trained Disability Support Staff for families travelling to the USA without the cost of taking a worker from Australia. This option is very affordable and will give peace of mind to any family travelling to the USA with a family member with special needs.
  • Accessible travel to New Zealand.  We partner with several NZ based accessible tour providers to offer accessible tours, transfers and accessible hire vehicles.  
  • We work around the world with suppliers of mobility equipment to provide rental equipment to meet your needs.

Do you take people with disabilities on organised holidays?

No.  There are other organizations and companies that are in the business of providing support services, and some of these services have organized holidays.  These are excellent options if you have a disability and need support when traveling.  You would be well cared for, and meet new people when you holiday this way.  

Here are some organizations that run holidays like this:

Interchange Outer East (Victoria)

Access All Holidays 

Pipeline Holidays

Leisure Holidays

ClubMates Travel

 


Travel and the NDIS

Are you registered with the NDIS?

No.  We are not registered with the NDIS and cannot make claims on your behalf.  We do not offer advice about the NDIS but encourage you to discuss your holiday or travel ideas with your Support Coordinator or LAC.

Can I get a holiday funded with my NDIS Plan?

Probably not.  The NDIS helps Australian's with disability live a normal life.  Their funding offers participants with a lot of resources to do this.  However, the costs of a holiday are not usually covered by an NDIS plan. It is important that you understand what part of the total cost of your travel can and cannot be claimed, and instruct us about how we should invoice any part of your travel that can be claimed.  This is important because you will be responsible for costs incurred on your behalf when we book, we do not make claims to the NDIS on your behalf, this is your responsibility.

In Australia, many people with Disability are transitioning to, or already on the NDIS.  In many cases, NDIS participants may be able to claim the charge for the Disability Support Worker as part of their Core Supports.  Some participants may be able to claim the travel costs of their Disability Support Worker.

Every NDIS Plan is different, and so it is important that you understand what you can and cannot claim under your plan.  You should discuss this with your Support Coordinator or if you don't have a support Coordinator contact your LAC for guidance.

Can I book a tour/holiday with you if I am not an NDIS Participant?

Yes, you can.  We work with many people with disability and special needs to access holidays and travel that are tailored to them, and are designed to suit their individual needs.  This can include accessing equipment from the country you are traveling to such as hoists, modified vehicles, commodes and so on.  We can refer you to services that may be able to provide you with personal care and support workers.

Do I have to pay for myself and a Support Person when I book with you?

In many cases, NDIS participants may be able to claim the charge for the Disability Support Worker as part of their Core Supports.  Some participants may be able to claim the travel costs of their Disability Support Worker.

Every NDIS Plan is different, and so it is important that you understand what you can and cannot claim under your plan.  You should discuss this with your Support Coordinator or if you don't have a support Coordinator contact your LAC for guidance.

If you book an Autism On The Seas cruise or package you will not be able to access your NDIS Plan to pay for the support workers provided by this program because the company is not Australian, they are not registered with the NDIS and they offer their services in a country that is not AUSTRALIA.

Do you offer discounts for the Companion or Support Workers travel?

In some instances, Airlines and other Travel Operators discount support workers, and this savings is always passed on to you. We can give you the specific information when you inquire with us, and assist you with the approval process.



Questions?  Phone Us!

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