Sarah Marshall, founder of TravelAble, is an autism mom and trained travel professional with a mission to empower families to live adventurously. In 2009, her journey was redefined by the very premature birth of her son while stationed overseas. This experience, and the subsequent navigation through medical and cognitive diagnoses and challenges, taught Sarah and her family first-hand the trials and tribulations of traveling while caring for their son.
From that first adventure, Sarah and her family never stopped exploring the world. And after many trips where tears turned to smiles, Sarah set out on a mission to give every family, regardless of need, a chance to experience this kind of transformation through custom designed extraordinary vacations!
In 2018, Sarah founded TravelAble, a full service travel agency and disability travel advocacy business. TravelAble has a revolutionary consultation process, taking a family’s unique concerns and designing an individualized and custom travel plan so that the whole family can make vacation memories to last a lifetime.
She is also a sought-after speaker on autism adventure, presenting around the country on her secrets to travel success. In 2020, Sarah will be presenting in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Phoenix at the Abilities Expo, a national disability resource expo. She also gives pro bono presentations to societies, therapy centers, parent universities, and other community gatherings.
Sarah is a proud member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the Family Travel Association (FTA). She is a Certified Autism Travel Professional as well as an Accessible Travel Advocate with the Special Needs Group, and she holds numerous certifications in disability-friendly destinations and cruise lines.
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