Traveling with disabilities

By riverkings Latest Activity June 13, 2011 at 5:19 pm Views 2,592 Replies 4 Likes 2


We are in the process of going on a family trip. My daughter with seizures will be going with us. This will be her first time flying since she was very young. Have any of you had issues with flying and seizures. She also has the VNS implant. Has that caused any problems when going through security?

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  • julesdg
    julesdg August 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm   

    I flew to Houston a few years agoa nd I am getting ready to go again. When going through security at the airport make sure they know she has a VNS. I simiply tell them I have a pacemaker, they know what a pacemaker is and may not know what a VNS is. Also you need to make sure her medicine is in the original bottle when you travel. You need to take the same percautions with the VNS when/ if you visit government buildings or any building with security as you would when traveling.

  • UKEpilepsy
    UKEpilepsy August 13, 2011 at 10:15 am   

    Have you managed to sort out some travel insurance? from what my blogges and readers have said it can be difficult to get… i dont know first hand as ive not taken my son abroad yet.. (bad dad haha )

  • liquidvamps
    liquidvamps June 14, 2011 at 10:58 am   

    I suppose it would affect it just the same as a pacemaker etc… I don't fly… I like to keep my feet on the ground if you know what I'm saying…lol

  • riverkings
    riverkings June 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm   

    We just returned home from our trip and I am happy to say that it all went very nicely. My daughter only had a few seizures and none of them were on the plane (that was my biggest fear) and there were no problems with security at all. They did have to hand screen her wheelchair but that was no problem. Everyone was very nice and helpful.