Federal Aviation Administration
Information regarding restraint systems for use on aircraft by children (anyone under 18 years) and adults (18 years or older) with disabilities. Includes step-by-step instructions regarding how to submit a petition for exemption to the FAA in order to use an appropriate restraint system to provide necessary safety and security that is not currently approved for use on aircraft.
Department of Transportation
Information regarding the Air Carrier Access Act, as well as the prohibition of discriminatory practices in air travel, aircraft accessibility, other services and accommodations and administrative provisions.
General information regarding air travel with a disability.
Passenger Bill of Rights describing the fundamental rights of air travelers with disabilities under the Air Carrier Access Act and its implementing regulation, 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 382.
Transportation Security Administration
Information regarding TSA special procedures for individuals traveling with a disabilities and/or medical conditions.
If you (as a parent or guardian of a child with a disability who is now an adult) are getting ready to retire, you should learn about the Disabled Adult Child Program. If you child meets certain criteria, they may be eligible for this program.
An adult who has a disability that began before age 22 may be eligible for benefits if their parent is deceased or starts receiving retirement or disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers this a "child's" benefit because it is paid on a parent's Social Security earnings record.
The Disabled Adult Child (DAC) — who may be an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild, grandchild, or step grandchild — must be unmarried, age 18 or older, have a qualified disability that started before age 22, and meet the definition of disability for adults.
A child already receiving SSI benefits or disability benefits on his or her own record should check to see if DAC benefits may be payable on a parent's earnings record when they reach age 18. Higher benefits might be payable and entitlement to Medicare may be possible.
Information regarding this program can be accessed at: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/qualify.html#anchor7