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Children with Disabilities

Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Children with disabilities can be screened without being separated from their parents or guardians. Parents or guardians should inform the officer conducting the screening of the child’s needs before screening begins. Parents or guardians may offer suggestions on the best way to approach and screen their children.

In addition to reviewing information on screening of children under 12, parents and guardians should review the specific information related to the child’s disability or medical condition that is available elsewhere on this page.

Links:

Please click on the links below for specific information about screening for passengers with disabilities or medical conditions:

Latest revision: 17 April 2014