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Practice Flights for Kids with Autism

By Shana R. Spindler, Ph.D. on January 5, 2012


Pop News Brief: For families and children with autism, traveling by way of the airport can be daunting and overwhelming. NPR correspondent, Maiken Scott, writes about how the Philadelphia International Airport hosts a program that helps families and children with autism learn how to navigate air travel. In the program, families spend a day at the airport, where they practice obtaining tickets, going through security, walking to the plane, and yes, even boarding the aircraft—airplane snacks included.


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