LearningRx Reviews Tips for Traveling with a Child with Special Needs
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities and LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, is sharing tips for parents who are traveling with children with special needs this holiday season.
Whether parents are or dealing with sensory issues, restricted diets, incontinence, social fears, hyperactivity or behavioral issues, preparation is the best offense and defense. Consider the following tips:
- Check out your seat options on Seat Guru (seatguru.com). This site lets you evaluate seating based on legroom, seat width, and overhead storage capacity, as well as DC power, food and Internet accessibility. You’ll also want to consider proximity to the restroom and whether a window, middle or aisle seat will work best.
- Get a note from your doctor. A letter from your pediatrician explaining your child’s condition/disease/disorder can be helpful when you’re asking for special accommodations (e.g., being seated together when a flight is nearly full) or upgrading. Offer to fax or email the letter to the airline or travel agency, and carry a copy with you as you travel.
- Review the airline’s (and TSA’s) rules in advance. You don’t want any surprises if you’re traveling with assistive devices or wheelchairs, and you may even learn that there are special baggage claim areas or check-ins, like the TSA’s Precheck lane. Check-in online at home if possible.
- Evaluate medications. Plan so you won’t run out of medications while you’re on vacation or immediately after returning home.
- Identify pediatricians, specialists, or urgent care facilities in your destination city before you need them. If you suddenly need medical assistance while on vacation, it’s best to know in advance where you can go—especially at night or on weekends.
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