It blows my mind.
A fellow autism mom got in touch with me with a story about her beautiful daughter with autism who, despite having a doctor's written recommendation, was not given appropriate airplane seating to accommodate her disability by the airline. She suffered terribly during her 10 hour flight - I can not imagine what this family has gone through. But I do know that it is not ok. At all.
Please read her story here and please sign a petition here to make the Federal Department of Transportation recognize individuals with autism and service dogs and make accommodations accordingly.
With every 1 in 68 kids in our country being diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, isn't it time to respond accordingly for these kiddos? The disability is real, and it's time it was taken seriously by the Department of Transportation.
For everyone's safety. Please check it out.
Again, here is the link to the petition: