Inspiration: Mother of special-needs toddler thanks fellow traveler

While long-distance travel can be challenging for any child, it can be even more so for one with special needs.

That’s why our hearts absolutely melted when we read this story about Shanell Mouland and her 3-year-old daughter Kate, pictured below, and their experience flying from Florida to Canada.

Shanell and Kate

Businessman Befriends Autistic Girl on Flight, Makes Everyone's Day

The mother of an autistic toddler, whose open letter to a kind stranger she sat next to on a plane made headlines, has reconnected with the man who made her daughter smile during a two-and-a-half-hour flight.

Their story continues here.

(Photo courtesty of Shanell Mouland)

Children's TherAplay

After you enjoy Shanell and Kate’s story, be sure to check out the following links to learn how TherAplay helps children with special needs, including those with autism, in Indianapolis and Central Indiana.

Looking for more inspiration? You’ll find it here on the TherAplay Facebook page. Check it out!