Tot Begg, founder of OMG Travel, has arranged for a percentage of each ticket sold, on a 7-night cruise package to the Caribbean she developed, to go to Milestones Behavioral Services, a special needs school, clinic and outreach not-for-profit. As the mother of five young adults, one of whom is severely impacted by autism, she realized that there were other families like hers that could use a vacation with support.
“So often families with a special need child do not travel — they need unique help and don’t realize it is available,” said Begg. An advocate for the importance of seeing the world through different perspectives, Begg knows that many individuals with special needs can learn from and enjoy travel. She believes that by being out in the world these special people are teaching others that a disability might not be as limiting as it first appears.