Flying Virgin America with Autism

We recently flew Virgin America out of LAX. Overall, the experience surpassed our expectations in accommodations, entertainment, comfort, and compassion for autism travel.  Booking Process I booked our flights on the Virgin America website, though I ended up having to fly a week earlier than my husband and my son who has autism. All three… Read More

Say Yes to the Global Entry Program

This month’s ‘Ask Margalit’ section deals with the Global Entry program that the TSA  has recently launched in the United States and whether it presents and any benefits for the autism community. Hi, Margalit.  “I’m writing from Ohio. I travel quite a bit here in the US and sometimes abroad. I have a daughter who… 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

Review of Laura Vickers “Flying to see Janet’ book

Laura Vickers’  book ‘Flying to see Janet’ is by far the best book I have seen about travel written for younger kids with autism. Over the past decade, I have seen multiple books that have tried to address the topic of autism and travel some more successful than others but most didn’t  manage to describe… Read More

Traveling with Autism and the TSA

    We consistently hear about nightmares that people suffer at the hands of the TSA. But I want people to keep something in mind; thousands if not millions of people travel on a daily basis, and these intrusive incidents are few and far between. A lot of it has to do being adequately prepared… 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

Testing the new TSA ‘Opt Out’ Program

    We flew out of Los Angeles International Airport last week, for our weekend in New Orleans.My husband and two sons, all decided to pass through the scanning machine and were cleared quite fast and efficiently.I decided to try the much talked about ‘OPT OUT’ TSA concept that had caused such a news commotion in the… Read More

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