Nine Ways to Accommodate Kids with Autism while Flying

Airline travel is a stressful experience for any family. For a family with children with autism, however, there are many aspects to airports that are not autism-friendly by default. To help mitigate problems, parents need to be proactive in both contacting the airline and preparing themselves. Here are our nine tips for accommodating children with… Read More

Ten Questions and Tips for Families Flying with Autism

Flying can be a stressful experience filled with lots of complicating factors. Families with autism will likely run into problems adjusting to the often confusing, overstimulating environment of an airplane. Not to mention that most airlines do not have the ability to provide every accommodation, so parents are often on their own. The following is a list… Read More

Debunking Autism Travel Myths

I regularly meet parents with kids on the autism spectrum who have serious misconceptions about traveling with traveling with autism. I can relate to those who have tried to travel with their child and encountered mishaps, but what I find most alarming is the high percentage of parents that base their decisions on other people’s… 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

Budget Travel-Flying Air Berlin

We decided to give Air Berlin a try for two reasons: cheap pricing, and the fact they had the only direct flights from Tegel Airport to Berlin, Germany to the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. The direct  flight route was of particular importance to me, as this was the first time when I was… Read More

Tips to Avoid Airport Meltdowns for Travelers with Autism

 Part of successfully traveling with autism is the ability of the caregivers to foresee and prepare for those scenarios that can trigger those dreaded meltdowns. Here are tips to avoid airport meltdowns that we have compiled over the years based on our past incidents. Meltdowns due to flight delays #Try to book direct early morning… Read More

Occupying the Kids when Stranded at the Airport

When faced with a long-scheduled layover or an unexpected flight delay, travelers with autism, more than any other category of travelers can become increasingly agitated and apprehensive, requiring a plethora of activities to keep them busy and entertained. Parents wishing to avoid the extra stress and occupy their kids if stranded at an airport should… Read More

30 Tips For Flying With Autism

    Since so many of you have approached me over the years asking for help flying with autistic kids, I thought I’d share my top 30 tips for flying with autism.  Tips for Booking Always try to book nonstop flights that start early in the morning to bypass midday delays! If you are booking, connecting flights make… Read More

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