Monte Carlo’s mission and vision is to help special needs families enjoy stress-free vacations. From the start of planning to the day you return home, Monte Carlo Travel will be with you every step of the way.
Monte Carlo Travel, Inc. is based in Nesconset, NY. It’s Staten Island service provider, Kathy Stein, has a dedicated practice for special needs family services. Kathy is a home-based agent who will come to you to help you plan your family’s vacation.
Monte Carlo Travel is here to “add to the adventures of your life.” We want to help you make your trip a true vacation from the moment you start planning it. We will take care of the details, including tailoring itineraries to your needs. We understand that traveling is more than just taking a trip – it is all about the memories you will be taking back home with you. We will help you find the right hotel, resort, cruise, getaway, or whatever adventure you are looking for, to make these memories priceless!
Kathy has been in the customer service field for over 30 years. She was a legal assistant and worked in direct marking before she joined Monte Carlo Travel, but her main job has always been mom to Alexandra (20) and Michael (17), who was diagnosed on the spectrum in 2003 at 16 months old.
Kathy has been volunteering with Autism Speaks since 2010 and has been on the Staten Island Autism Speaks Walk Committee since its inception in 2012. Through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education (IBCCES), Kathy has earned her status as a Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP184048) and holds an IBCCES Autism Certification (AC181560). Through her status as a CATP, Kathy is recommended as a special-needs travel agent on AutismTravel.com. She is also Certified Accessible Travel Advocate (CATA) through The Special Needs Group and Special Needs as Sea.
Kathy has been traveling with Michael and her family since he was a small child and understands first-hand the challenges of travelling with a family member with special needs. Since joining Monte Carlo Travel, she has been working toward helping make travel for families with special needs a reality for many families who are hesitant to travel, and to make it easier for those who have done all the leg work themselves.
Our goal at Monte Carlo Travel for our special needs clients is to take the stress out of planning and even taking a vacation. Many of our clients never believed they’d be able to take an enjoyable vacation until they came to us. Kathy will come to your home (or to a convenient location of your choosing) to make planning work easily around your schedule. Kathy’s experience with traveling with her own special needs child gives her the unique ability to help you find the right vacation for you, but we don’t leave you after the planning. We are with you all the way through your vacation for anything that may come up. You will have 24-hour access to your agent while you are away.
In addition to her Special Needs Certifications Kathy has also earned the following specialties:
- Authorized Disney Travel Planner
- Universal Orlando Authorized Travel Planner
- Norwegian Cruise Lines-NCL University Master’s Degree
- Royal Caribbean University Bachelor of Adventure
- Lifestyle Specialist
- Destination Weddings