Exceptional Vacations is dedicated to providing high quality vacation opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs.  We ensure a safe tour environment that promotes integration, socialization, friendship and fun.  Exceptional Vacations provides a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, normalization and socialization in a safe and fun atmosphere. We have professional staff committed to providing our travelers with the experience of a lifetime. 

 The small group size on our vacations allows us to give the necessary attention to the special needs of all our travelers. Our travel packages are all inclusive.  Vacationers only need to bring the desire for a new and rewarding experience.

Exceptional Vacations’ director, Justin Vassi, has a master’s degree in social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over 15 years. Justin is dedicated to providing each traveler with a truly unique and rewarding experience. Our travel escorts consist of social workers, teachers, group home and day program counselors, and other caring individuals. All staff have been trained to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs travelers.

We are located in Florida, and are very familiar with our vacation destinations. This helps us provide safe and well planned excursions. All prices include lodging, supervision, ground transportation, meals and all activities. Travelers are only responsible for personal expenses such as souvenir shopping.

If you have any questions please visit Contact Us, where you will find a link to our e-mail address, as well as our address, phone numbers, etc.

Rebecca Hisamoto, Director of Exceptional Vacations

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Event Management from the University of Central Florida in 2015. Committed to broadening her horizons, she has ventured to more than 40 countries across all seven continents, cultivating a global perspective that enriches her professional endeavors.

Her journey in the realm of service began as a Registered Behavioral Therapist, where she provided support in a clinical environment, specializing in aiding children with autism. This experience not only honed Rebecca's skills in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field but also fostered a genuine passion for advocacy and community engagement.

Recognizing the power of philanthropy, Rebecca has been a steadfast advocate for nonprofits, particularly those dedicated to the intellectual and developmental disabilities population. Her contributions extend to esteemed organizations such as Give Kids the World, where she channeled her energy towards creating meaningful and transformative experiences.

Rebecca has played a pivotal role at Exceptional Vacations since 2016, contributing her expertise to curate exceptional travel experiences. This role not only aligns with her academic background but also allows her to blend her passion for travel with her dedication to inclusivity and remarkable experiences for our travelers.

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