Autistic children get an airport test drive with Wings For Autism

Jacskonville, FL –¬†Children with autism were given a guided tour and a one hour flight from Jacksonville International Airport as part of a new ‘Wings For Autism” event. The incentive plans to take the stress out of going on a holiday involving a flight, and the children get accustomed to the sounds, machinery and checks […]

Manchester Airport Autism Awareness Strategy

Preparing children with ASD for flying Manchester Airport first launched its Autism Awareness initiative back in 2009 to help support autistic children and their families when using the airport. The initiative has now been refreshed and includes a booklet and video which explains to children on the autistic spectrum what happens when they go to […]

What about flying with our child- How do we avoid this potential nightmare?

For children with autism and other special needs flying can be a challenge. The change in routine, the noise, the unfamiliar surroundings, the crowds all contribute to an overwhelming and overstimulating experience that can cause some major meltdowns. Flying Preparedness Programs Taking a child with autism on a plane requires some planning and practice runs. […]