We realise here at Manchester Airport how stressful travelling through an airport can be for children on the Autistic Spectrum, especially when it’s a break in their routine and they are unsure of what to expect.
These booklets will take you on the journey through Manchester Airport, using photographs to explain the process you will take. It has been divided into the various stages of your journey through the airport, describing what you will see and hear, from arriving at the airport, going through security and through to returning back home.
In each section there is a tick box for you to interact and engage with your child in the sights and sounds along your journey through the airport. We have now launched an accompanying video we can be viewed at www.manchesterairport.co.uk. There is space at the back of this book for your child to jot down any worries they may have and also a fun zone to fill time when you may be waiting around.
We are committed to making every passenger’s journey as easy and stress free as possible. We have many different passengers who pass through Manchester Airport, all with different needs, and this book is just one of the ways we can help with their experience of the airport.
We understand the difficulties you may face when coming through the airport with a child on the Autistic Spectrum and we will do as much as possible to help you travel through quickly and easily.
To make it as stress free as possible for you and your child, you can now request a free wristband for your child to wear which entitles the child wearing it, and all accompanying members of the party, to use the fast-track security lanes in each terminal. Simply call or email to request one at least a week before you plan to travel.