Practical advice for traveling to and in Canada for people with disabilities of various sorts. Includes information on accessibility of various modes of travel and accommodations, legal rights, sorts of help to expect and who to call.The book also provides preparation and medical checklists specific to international travel between US and Canada.
About the Author
Fred Rosen was born 1926 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, Gertrude, are the parents of a son, Robert, who has been diagnosed as having Down's Syndrome. Fred has been active in helping persons with disabilities, serving on various boards and committees for over thirty years. As a Board Member and as Chairman of the Legal Guardianship Committee of the Missouri Association for Retarded Citizens. As a Board Member and on the Recreation Committee of the St. Louis Association for Retarded Citizens for twenty-seven years. As a Board Member of the Kirkwood Disabled Advisory and Awareness Commission, City of Kirkwood, Missouri, from 1984 to 1991. As an Assistant Scoutmaster for a troop of mentally retarded Boy Scouts, St. Louis Special School District. After retiring from the wholesale shoe business in 1991, Fred decided to become a travel agent with the goal of developing a travel program for persons with disabilities. He earned an Associate Degree in Tourism from Forest Park Community College in 1993 and worked with Hausler Travel Associates as a travel consultant before starting his own travel consulting company, Accessible Travel, In January, 1998 Fred was a contributing editor for The Independence, Saint Charles, Missouri, a newspaper for persons with a disability, and contributed articles to The Montage, the campus newspaper of Meramec Community College. Fred also wrote HOW TO TRAVEL - A Guidebook for Persons with a Disability dealing primarily with travel within the United States.