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Who are we?
Exceptional Tours (ET) was established in 2002 by Telisha Feamster, CEO/Owner who currently has over
25 years of experience in Human Services. ET began as a hobby which combined Telisha’s two passions,
supporting people with intellect/developmental disAbilities and traveling.
Telisha has a B.S in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. She started
her career in 1993 as a Direct Support Professional and has since held positions supporting people as a
Program Specialist, a Director of Residential Services and eventually an Administrator of Community
Based Programs. This fulfilling career prepared her for this next stage of her life, living out her dream to
help people with special needs safely navigate their community and beyond.
Exceptional Tours now provides Home & Community Based Services as well as travel support. We accept private payments and payments through Consolidated, Community Living and PFDS waivers.
Before Registering for an Exceptional Tour, please review our FAQ Page for important information.
Exceptional Tours is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Exceptional Tours staff follow COVID safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC. We are taking every precaution to avoid contracting this virus just like all of you. Even though Exceptio and the Office of Developmental Programs. While we have implemented preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; we cannot guarantee that Travelers will not become infected with COVID-19. By registering for an activity or vacation, Travelers and their caregivers/guardians acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that the Traveler may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending an Exceptional Tour. During activities, we wear masks, wash our hands frequently and practice social distancing as much as possible. All of our Travelers and Companions have been fully vaccinated. We will do everything in our power to keep Travelers and Companions safe. Please contact us with any questions regarding specific COVID procedures.
Who is eligible for an Exceptional Tour?
Prices listed are for Individuals with special needs who are:
18 years or older
Able to Travel in a 4:1 Traveler to Companion ratio
Able to care for their own personal hygiene needs independently or with minimal support
Able to wear a mask, as required to remain safe in the community.
Cooperative and considerate of their fellow Travelers and Companions.
Exceptional Tours is able to accommodate the special needs of most individuals. However, for anyone
that requires more than 4:1 support, an ET Companion can be assigned to the Traveler, for an additional fee.
If a Traveler uses a wheelchair, has a visual impairment, needs mobility aids or requires unique support
please call our office to discuss pricing, prior to registering. An additional fee will also apply if the Traveler
requires a lift van, accessible accommodations or additional supervision.
1:1 Personalized Tours
Exceptional Tours specializes in the unique vacation experience. Vacations taken on planes, trains,
cruise ships and by car can be created to meet the Traveler’s desire. Relax on the beach, sail the Caribbean or take an activity packed hiking trip through our country’s national parks! If the Traveler can dream it, we can plan it!
Personalized vacations can be scheduled by simply sending an email with the desires of the Traveler.
Within 24 hours, you will be contacted with trip suggestions. The trip will be booked when payment is
received. It’s just that simple .
For the Traveler on a budget, payment plans are available!