How To Help Your Special Needs Child Fly Solo

Stressing out about getting onto the plane (click on the article for happier times).

Stressed about getting onto the plane (click on the article for happier times).

Please excuse the lack of writing lately, it’s back-from-vacation and back-to-school time! Which means, of course, that I have quite a bit to share with you if I could just find the time.

In the meantime, please check out my latest article on childmind.org, about how we prepared and sent James on a cross-country flight. Alone.

3 thoughts on “How To Help Your Special Needs Child Fly Solo

  1. We are working on figuring out how to help my daughter fly solo. She’s 20, severely dyslexic and has a processing disorder. She’s not nervous about the actual flying, rather, were concerned about her navigating the airport by herself. She can’t read and follow the directional signs to get where she needs to go without help, & wouldn’t be able to follow multi step directions if someone tried to help her get to her gate or baggage claim. In your article you mentioned a gate pass. Would I be able to get one for her departure AND a family member be able to get one to pick her up at her gate upon arrival? That may answer all our questions!

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    • I’m so sorry, I was out of touch with my websites for personal reasons, and have finally, and joyfully, just come back to writing. You can definitely get a gate pass on both sides of the trip, we still do with our almost 20 year old – have you taken it yet?

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