Monday, December 26, 2011

Practice Flights Helps Kids with Autism

PHILADELPHIA -- Air travel horror stories typically involve lost luggage, missed connections and overzealous security staff. But families affected by autism face other challenges in navigating airports and planes.
A Philadelphia program is bringing families, airport employees and airlines together to help autistic kids fly more comfortably.
Airports are loud, hectic places: blaring announcements, glaring lights and long lines can spell trouble for people with autism. They often can't tolerate noise, bright lights and close quarters.

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