9/23/2013

JetBlue Airways and Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization, teamed up to offer a practice air travel session for children with autism at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The carrier invited families with autistic children to board a JetBlue flight that taxied briefly on the runway and then returned to the airport. "Having a situation where they can get to experience what it's like, it makes it so much easier, for them and for us," said Ryan Young, who brought his 8-year-old daughter.

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