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Autism is a pretty big spectrum of how people will react or interact.  Autism can be used as a broad brush in similar fashion to how ADD/ADHD was in the 90's. 

Best thing is just to ensure they're comfortable just like any other passenger and feel empowered that they can speak up if they have concerns.  If they're nonverbal or struggle with stimulus and are unable to care for themselves fully they will likely have someone providing care for them in some capacity, just ensure you do a specific safety briefing with them and their caregiver.   

Depending on your SOPs, it might be prudent to limit the subject passenger to the backseat if they are unable to take instruction and you don't have a caregiver able to restrict their movement towards flight or engine controls.

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12 hours ago, whippersnapr said:

Autism is a pretty big spectrum of how people will react or interact.  Autism can be used as a broad brush in similar fashion to how ADD/ADHD was in the 90's. 

Best thing is just to ensure they're comfortable just like any other passenger and feel empowered that they can speak up if they have concerns.  If they're nonverbal or struggle with stimulus and are unable to care for themselves fully they will likely have someone providing care for them in some capacity, just ensure you do a specific safety briefing with them and their caregiver.   

Depending on your SOPs, it might be prudent to limit the subject passenger to the backseat if they are unable to take instruction and you don't have a caregiver able to restrict their movement towards flight or engine controls.

I would agree Backseat Only

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