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Holiday travel affects children with autism

As the holidays approached, the teacher would sometimes get frantic calls from some parents. This included one family who was going to Los Angeles during the holidays. Karen had promised her brother that when her son Cory was old enough, her family would venture out to California. The concern she had was how Cory would handle flying for the first time.

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