Traveling by plane? Some things to know.
Pre-planning is key to making traveling more manageable when traveling with a child who has special needs. To help, Massport has a program called Wings for Autism. in which they host a “dress rehearsal” open house day. This gives families the opportunity to experience travel through Boston Logan before their actual trip. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TSA has a helpline for individuals with special needs called TSA Cares. Available 24/7, a TSA Cares representative will provide assistance about screening that is relevant to the passenger’s specific disability or medical condition. Call 1-855-787-2227 at least 72 hours prior to traveling with questions.
Park Shuttle Fly and Autism Speaks offer great tips and also a social story to help you prepare your family for travel. And if you're traveling with a family member who has food allergies check out the website F.A.R.E.. They are a great resource for families with food allergies.