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Tagged With: autism

Ask a Flight Attendant Mom

Questions about Flying With Kids? Ask a Flight Attendant Mom! I put this question up on my personal Facebook page, and I want to expand it to the rest of you! I’m a 17 year flight attendant for a major airline, a mom of two kids, ages 9 and 4, who have been on over … Continue reading »

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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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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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Flying with Autism-Tips from a Flight Attendant Mom

What’s it like to fly with a child who has autism? While there is a wide spectrum of the effects of Autism, my friend, Kim C., a 25 year flight attendant has some experience. Her 14 year old son is on the Autism Spectrum and also has inattentive ADHD and Sensory Processing Issues. In spite … Continue reading »

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New Program for Autism Families at LAX

I was at LAX airport yesterday and was so excited to discover they are launching a new program for families with autism! On Sunday, April 18, 2015 they launched their Flight Experience Program, where families with autism can have a trial-run of travel of the flight experience so they can be better prepared for the … Continue reading »

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