By Julie Landry Laviolette

Families traveling with a child on the autism spectrum or with special needs can find plenty to see and do in Florida.

The Sunshine State’s serene beaches, natural parks, scenic waterways and variety of attractions are the perfect place for a family getaway that supports an autistic child with sensory issues or cognitive, intellectual or developmental delays.

Whether your child needs a sensory-friendly attraction, a quiet break or a patient, caring destination to explore, Florida can help you make family travel memories that will last a lifetime.

Find places to explore in and around each of these locations...