Autistic Children and their Families get Airport Experience

Getting through the airport and security in pursuit of your flight can be stressful for anyone. But a number of people recently came together to make it an easier process for children with autism and their families.

An exercise was held at Mitchell Airport, and it was a real-life scenario. The children and their families checked in at the ticket counter, went through security, and even boarded a jet.

An associate professor of psychology from Marquette University even helped train TSA officials and others on what they might expect during the process, “being able to prepare individuals and help them kind of understand what to expect will be helpful in helping them get through the different areas of the airport."

Delta and Southwest airlines even took some of their jets out of regular service to make this simulation possible. 

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