Mother and Aut. Son Stranded in Aruba after Plane incident

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12 Jun 2022, 9:59 pm

A New Jersey mother and her son with severe autism were stranded in Aruba for 2 weeks after the teenager had an episode on a home-bound plane


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13 Jun 2022, 8:01 am

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18 Jun 2022, 1:01 pm

My son had a meltdown last time we flew, too.
To be fair, after waiting in the check-in line, security line, baggage-scan line (they scan your bags three times when you leave Hawaii) for about 3 hours while pregnant and needing to pee, I was about ready to have a meltdown. ("You and me both, kiddo.")
Flying is *hard* on kids. It's hard on adults. It is a LOT of sensory stimulation and waiting and standing in lines and dealing with crud and your parents being stressed... I can't blame the kid for freaking out. I probably would have, too, in his shoes.