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17 Experiences in New York for Autistic Visitors and Travelers with Developmental Disabilities

Author Anna Pakman
Date October 13, 2023

Thanks to a local initiative called ThinkDIFFERENTLY, Dutchess County was officially designated as the first Autism Supportive County in New York State by Anderson Center for Autism. With dozens of sensory-friendly attractions, events, and businesses, such as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Walkway Over the Hudson (pictured), which have provided employees with special training to help welcome autistic visitors, Dutchess County is one of the best destinations in the world for autistic travelers and their families. In fact, the adorable village of Rhinebeck alone boasts 40 places to stay, visit, shop, and eat that have been deemed Autism Supportive Environments by the Anderson Center!