Flying and autism
January 17, 2012 4:40 PM Subscribe
A Philadelphia program is bringing families, airport employees and airlines together to help autistic kids fly more comfortably.
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One of the basic principles at work, systematic desensitization
, is one technique used to help many individuals on the autism spectrum cope with stimuli that may cause anxiety. On the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
page, you can search for "desensitization" and find several evidence-based studies where this process has been used successfully, including this one
in which the participant is treated for a fear of animatronic objects.