Tips for Traveling with Children Who have Autism
Traveling with children who have Autism may be a bit challenging if you do not know what to expect. Here are some great tips to keep in mind:
- If your child receives services with us, let us know so that we can work on role-play, if needed!
- Increase safety precautions, such as having the child wear a medic alert bracelet in case they happen to wander off.
- Bring earplugs or headphones for sound-sensitive children.
Look into what services the airport you will be going to offers. Some airports, such as Boston Logan International Airport, may even offer an "open house" day to provide families an opportunity to experience traveling through the airport before their actual trip! Not only does this benefit the families with preparation on what to expect, but it also increases awareness by providing an opportunity to train airport staff on how to better accommodate children with special needs.