HOUSTON -- Parents of special needs children today went through a mock plane ride to see how their kids would deal with flying.
Bush Intercontinental Airport, wings for all, and other groups hosted this mock flight for special needs children. Families went through security and boarded a plane. This helps aviation professionals and families learn how to help kids with autism or other intellectual disabilities prepare for plane trips.
"We are flying to Utah in December for Christmas and so we're really hoping that this will help us have a great flight in the future and many more flights to come," said parent Jana Kennedy.
More than 500 families across the country took part in this type of event over the past year.