Irish airline Aer Lingus are now providing visual guides for any passengers with autism or similar to help them be prepared for air travel.
Aer Lingus Vice President Jack Foley commented: “Aer Lingus is proud to offer this proactive resource that allows families and caretakers who fly with our airline to narrate and prepare for travel scenarios that could be challenging for individuals with autism. We are grateful to our partners at the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support for giving us this opportunity to respond to the needs of this population and for providing this essential support to our guests.”
Director of Communications at Aer Lingus, Declan Kearney added: “We are delighted to launch this resource as we know it will make a real impact on the travel experience of people with autism. We understand travelling can be a stressful experience for both the individual, families and caregivers and we noticed a need for increased support in this area. The guides are available online so caregivers can easily access them on a desktop computer, on-the-go via a mobile device or by printing them out onto portable cards.”