It’s great to know there are travel professionals out there like yourself who have taken extra steps to help autistic individuals and their families take their dream vacation!
In fact, 5.6 million families in the US alone have an autistic loved one. That’s a lot of families! But how do you reach this market to maximize the training and credentials you have already received? These families still need a push to know you’re out there and certified to help.
Here are some ways other Certified Autism Travel Professionals shared they were successful:
- Reach out to Pediatrician’s offices – stop in, introduce yourself, leave a business card or flyer
- Connect with local YMCAs, community groups, churches, etc.
- Build relationships with the Special Education Directors and teachers in your local school district
- Post and share your digital badge on your email signature as well as in marketing and social media posts
These are the professionals and referral sources working with these families every day. If they are made aware of the service you provide, they will be more than willing to send families your way. How will this network know you are available if you don’t let them know?
Now that you have already taken the steps to certify yourself, ensure you are marketing yourself to your full potential.