Hotel includes suite outfitted for parents of autistic child

January 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

McClatchy-Tribune

A hotel in Tenafly, N.J., has geared it’s Alpine Suite towards travelers with autistic children.
Managed by a parent of an autistic child, the Clinton Inn Hotel offers suite with unbreakable glassware, bumpers on furnishings, special locks and in-room decor and accessories that can’t be knocked off surfaces by wandering hands.

Along with the room features, families who stay at the hotel receive a welcome box of activities for children with autism, as well as a special-needs menu, free in-room movie and access to a reserved table at the hotel’s restaurant. The hotel also donates part of the proceeds from stays in the suite to charitable organization Autism Speaks.

The hotel is located about 10 miles from the George Washington Bridge. It’s between a half-hour and an hour to Times Square, depending on traffic, but definitely within a reasonable enough distance for travelers seeking a relaxing family trip.

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