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Special Needs

Flying with a Sensory Sensitive Child

Tips for Flying With Your Sensory Sensitive Child Does your child cry or cover their ears at loud noises? Meltdown when too much is going on around them? Shy away from crowds? If you have a sensory sensitive child you may be nervous about flying with him/her, but with careful planning you can have a … Continue reading »

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Reduce Anxiety for Your Sensitive Child

If you have a child who is sensitive to his/her environment, the airport can be overwhelming. The lights can be harsh and the crowds and noise can be scary to a sensitive child. One way to help reduce the sensory overload is to let your child wear a floppy hat. This will help decrease some … Continue reading »

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How to Keep Your Child Who Runs Away Safe

Child Safety-When Your Child Runs Away If your child is like my three year old son, John, and runs away from you for fun, or from lack of impulse control, you definitely need to make plans to keep him/her safe in airports. John has put me to the test on this many times. Here’s our … Continue reading »

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Ways to Help Your Child Be Calm on a Plane

  Airports are crowded, busy, and noisy. This constant bombarding of the senses can make your child anxious. Even if they are not visibly stressed, all of the stimulation does challenge their senses and can be tiring. If you have a child with autism or Sensory Processing Disorder, this is even more true. Here are … Continue reading »

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My Child has Autism (or SPD): Should I tell the Flight Attendant?

I’m part of a group for parents of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). In that group the parents often ask for tips for flying with their child. Although my daughter Ella was only recently diagnosed with SPD, I always knew she needed a little extra assistance coping when her senses were overwhelmed (or under … Continue reading »

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