Navigating an airport in a wheelchair

Part 1 part 2

I’ve only done a little bit of traveling but I’ve learned a lot from what I have done. As with anything in a wheelchair, traveling takes extra time and energy but is very possible. Here are some tips that you can use to hopefully make it a little easier on yourself.

1. Arrive Early
By arriving early you give yourself time to negotiate with all your stuff and have time to overcome any unforeseen problem

2. Ask for Help
The airport staff is more than willing to help you make things easier for you; you just have to know that they are available and ask for help!

These are the tips that I have found useful when traveling by air with a wheelchair.

 

 

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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