"Holidays are the busiest time of year to travel by plane. Preparing a child, teenager or adult with autism spectrum disorder for plane travel - and new security techniques used at airport security checkpoints - can make a huge difference in making holiday travel a more enjoyable experience for all involved."
"A digital magazine for individuals, families and travel professionals that highlights industry leading organizations who have gone above and beyond to certify their destinations and make them more accessible for guests with autism and other cognitive disorders."
"The number one thing you can do when you are traveling with a child on the autism spectrum is to make sure to prepare yourself. Make lists of everything you will do and when you will do it. Make sure to bring what you and your child will need. Plan ahead and don’t wait until the night before to start the packing process."
"My son has autism and yet, adores visiting new places. So, we want him to get to see as much of the world as he can by accommodating our trips to meet his needs. We’ve tried some trips that were successful beyond my wildest dreams and others that I thought would be “easy” that were very difficult. "
"Long car rides, crowded airports and the art of packing. Parents everywhere know the joys and the stresses of the family vacation. Traveling with kids with autism invites an additional layer of thoughtfulness. By combining a healthy dose of flexibility with helpful resources, parents can create memorable experiences for their children that are restorative for the whole family."
"Over 550 locations across the USA and the world have worked with us to become certified with our continuous training, sensory bags and app integration."
"Too often, there is a lack of understanding among airport and airline staff—leading to confusion on how to handle accommodations or unexpected behaviors when a flier is overwhelmed or nervous about navigating the air travel process."
"Are you or someone you know on the Autism Spectrum and preparing for a flight? Watch and learn what to expect during airport security screening if you or someone you know have communication, social interaction and/or sensory sensitivities."