Airport Styles Itself To Accommodate Autism

Pittsburgh international airport unveiled one of the world’s largest, most comprehensive airport sensory spaces designed for travelers on the autism spectrum. The space includes a first-of-its-kind jet cabin and jetway replica to help those on the spectrum get comfortable with the space constraints of an airplane. Sensory rooms can make all the difference for a person on the spectrum because they are sound-proof and can have calming lights, and private areas for families to decompress before flights. Airports in Atlanta and Birmingham have also recently constructed sensory rooms.

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