Beyond Our Boundaries, based in Ohio, was founded in 2001, by Debra Shumard, who has a brother
with autism; Debra is also a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist). Beyond Our Boundaries,
offers "Chaperoned Trips of a Lifetime", and provides adults with developmental disabilities the
opportunity to travel with peers, and enjoy a vacation with the amount of supervision and guidance they
need. Our vacation locations include, among others, California, Florida, New York, Boston, and Niagara
Falls. Activities include shows, museum tours, baseball games, Disney parks, cruises, and much more!
Our travelers cherish the experience of a vacation…the sightseeing, the souvenirs, and the memories,
including photos and friends. It is our mission to help connect our travelers with peers, and encourage
friendships to develop.
While Beyond Our Boundaries serves over 207 travelers annually, we cannot reach beyond our
geographical area of northeast Ohio. We’ve realized that some may never have the funds to enjoy a
vacation, and others may not continue to experience the level of health needed to withstand travel. This
is how we decided to offer vacation boxes through Beyond Our Boundaries Virtual Tours. The video
included in the box is hosted by Bob, one of our seasoned travelers who is a life-long learner and a self
advocate! Bob guides you through a vacation experience plus your vacation box includes souvenirs
chosen for you by the Beyond Our Boundaries team. We hope you enjoy the experience, and stay tuned
for Bob’s future tours of more exciting cities!