How the Electronic Ban will affect Traveling with Autism

Much as been said in the past few days about the new reveal electronic ban that the UK and US have put into effect. Since its reveal on  March 20th, 2017, many have spoken for and mostly against the new regulations. It even has a trending Twitter hashtag at #electronicban! For the few people who… Read More

JetBlue Airline’s Autism-Friendly Service

When it comes to airlines offering top-notch autism-friendly service, JetBlue has been one of our favorites.We recently had our first opportunity to test their accommodations for ourselves and see exactly how autism-friendly the airline truly is. For many years I’ve been following with interest JetBlue’s efforts to help travelers with autism get accommodations when they… Read More

Flying with Autism on CRJ -700 Planes

I remember a decade ago when we first started traveling extensively how squeamish I was about flying to Savannah airport in a CRJ 700 plane. In my defense, I had flown earlier that year in a 25- seater plane from Vancouver to Seattle during a storm, which had traumatized me. To my surprise, the flight… Read More

Airport Security Tips For Families With Autism

Due to the ever-changing airport regulations, many travelers find it difficult to know what to expect from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airport security checkpoints on any given day. Even more confusing is the fact that the checks vary from airport to airport, some done with body scanners while others still use the… Read More

10 Tips To Avoid Missed Flight Connections

A missed flight connection can be a traveler’s worst nightmare. It often results in unplanned additional travel expenses for food and lodging as well as unnecessary stress for all members of the travel party. Though some of the times, the mishap can be weather related or because of unforeseen airline delays, many other times the situation… Read More

Five Lessons Learned from Bad Flight Experiences

Like in life, there are both good and bad experiences in travel. The savvy traveler needs not only to enjoy the fun but learn valuable lessons from the bad ones. In our case, as a family with autism one incident can impact the rest of the day. So, we try our best to learn from… Read More

Five Fellow Fliers You’ll Regret Meeting

    The scenario is painfully simple-you are on a plane, buckled with nowhere to go and your child with autism acting up in the seat next to you. While you are actively trying to focus on his needs, you are interrupted by other passengers voicing their opinions. What should you do? I’ve always wished… Read More

Meltdown In The Sky: A Personal Story of Flying with Autism

“An old Romanian joke speaks of a dad sitting on a bench in the park with a unrelentingly screaming baby in his arms whispering, “Ferdinand be calm, Ferdinand be calm.” A well-meaning bystander who witnesses the situation approaches the dad and asks, “Shouldn’t you be trying something different since it’s obvious that whispering is not calming the child?”. “Oh, no,’”… Read More

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