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Disrupt The Everyday Podcast

Jul 4, 2022

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On this episode we are joined by Dawn Barclay. Dawn is the author of “Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse.” Dawn is the daughter of two travel agents and a life long lover of travel, when she became a mother travel changed for her and her husband, On this episode we discuss:

  • Planning travel with Neurodiverse and Neurotypical kids in mind

  • Choosing the right accommodations

  • Previewing your vacation

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About Dawn

Dawn M. Barclay has spent a career working in various aspects of journalism, starting with corporate communications work (brochures, profiles, newsletters, press releases, web content) and then branching out into magazine writing and editing. She has held senior or contributing editor positions at Travel Agent Magazine, Travel Life, Travel Market Report, and most recently, Insider Travel Report. She was the recipient of a First Prize Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for a story on travel law, and in August 2022, Rowman & Littlefield will release her non-fiction book, Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse. Essentially the ASD travel bible, the book incorporates over one hundred interviews with parents, Certified Autism Travel Professionals, mental health professionals and special needs advocates.

In 2015, Dawn branched off into fiction and as of 2022, has eight books under her belt as either an author (D.M. Barr) or anthology editor. Her award-winning psychological thrillers include Expired Listings (2016) and Saving Grace: A Psychological Thriller (2018, originally published by Black Rose Writing), and her romances include The Queen of Second Chances (2020) and Simple Tryst of Fate (2020), both published through Champagne Book Group. She is the vice president of Sisters in Crime/New York-Tri-State, and the president of the Hudson Valley Romance Writers, and she edits professionally through