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By Beth J. Harpaz
AP Travel Editor 

Quiet rooms for autistic children popping up at airports


April 13, 2017

Quiet rooms for children on the autism spectrum are popping up at airports.

Shannon Airport, which serves the southwestern region of Ireland, opened a "sensory room" for children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism, on March 29. The room is located off the airport's departure lounge. It's designed to be a soothing place, with features like a wavy wall and color-changing lights. The official opening of the room came ahead of World Autism Day on April 2.

On this side of the Atlantic, there are quiet rooms at airports in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and in Atlanta....

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