This mother is “livid” after the treatment of her young special needs son by TSA, she wants this video to go viral!
Jennifer Williamson is the mother of Aaron, a young boy who suffers from SPD, sensory processing disorder. This disorder is like a neurological “traffic jam” that keeps certain parts of the brain from receiving the proper information to interpret sensory information correctly. This can cause the person to overreact to touch sensation and physical contact.
For this reason Jennifer requested that they do a different type of screening because a pat down would negatively affect his SPD. They did not listen to her request:
This is what she said in her Facebook post about the incident:
“We have been through hell this morning. They detained Aaron for well over an hour at DFW. (And deliberately kept us from our flight… we are now on an alternate) We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules. He has SPD and I didn’t want my child given a pat down like this.
Let me make something else crystal clear. He set off NO alarms. He physically did not alarm at all during screening, he passed through the detector just fine. He is still several hours later saying “I don’t know what I did. What did I do?” I am livid. Please, share… make this viral like the other children’s videos with TSA… I wish I had taped the entire interchange because it was horrifying.
We had two DFW police officers that were called and flanking him on each side. Somehow these power tripping TSA agents who are traumatizing children and doing whatever they feel like without any cause, need to be reined in.”