Fear of Autism Gets Family Kicked Off Flight; Education Urged
TIGARD, Ore. — Donna Beegle, her husband and their son and daughter were headed back to Portland on Tuesday after spending a few days at DisneyWorld in Orlando.
They flew from Orlando to Houston, with a connecting flight from Houston to Portland on United Airlines Flight 1535. About an hour into the flight to Portland, she noticed a tell-tale sign from her daughter.
“She started getting a little upset and I started thinking, ‘You know what? She didn’t eat her dinner,” Donna Beegle told KOIN. “I know her, when she gets overhungry or overthirsty, she really struggles because she can’t tell us and she gets really frustrated.” Juliette, a 15-year-old sophomore at Tigard High School, hasautism.