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London's Heathrow Airport Goes Above and Beyond for Young Man with Autism

Airport staff makes sure 22-year-old Aaron Stewart's experience is exactly the same each time he flies
September 27, 2013

For 22-year-old Aaron Stewart, who is severely affected by autism, his condition amplifies this anxiety every time he travels, but thanks to the collaboration and care of Heathrow staff his journey’s have been made easier.

Autism Speaks and JetBlue Partner with Port Authority and TSA For Blue Horizons for Autism

First-ever large scale autism travel practice event at JFK Airport draws 300 people from the autism community --

First autism travel practice event of its kind held at New York’s JFK Airport. The event was sponsored in part by Wyndham Worldwide

September 24, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 24, 2013) – Autism Speaks and JetBlue Airways in partnership with Port Authority and TSA, on Saturday, September 21, hosted more than 300 people during Blue Horizons for Autism. This was the first autism travel practice event of its kind held at New York’s JFK Airport. The event was sponsored in part by Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies.

Sensory Shield, Device To Give Personal Space In Public, Developed

September 04, 2012

Lisa Daly, a lawyer with autism based in Maryland, has been awarded a $5,000 prize by the Rockville Economic Development Inc. to develop a collapsible partition for use on public transportation or any other crowded enviornment. 

She has created a prototype model that she has been using herself and is continuing to work with medical professionals, industrial engineers and her significant other, Anthony Slamin, to build the Sensory Shield for commercial use.

Traveling With Autism

It is the time of year when we all begin to think about planning some down time – maybe even a vacation! Most families report that PREPARATION is key to a smooth successful vacation. Do you have a “success tip” to share with other families as they prepare to enjoy some summer fun?
 
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