The New York Times published an excellent travel article for parents of autistic kids. A few travel tips to ease the stress of traveling on a plane are:
• Visit the airport ahead of time to familiarize your child. If possible, participate in a mock boarding experience. If none is available, call your local airport to see if they will allow you to show your child the ticketing counters, security lines and waiting areas in advance.
• Call the TSA Cares hot line — (1-855) 787-2227 — 72 hours before your flight to alert them that you might need assistance going through security.
• Call the airline ahead to alert them that you might need to board early or require additional assistance onboard. Read More »