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Travelling with children with Autism

The National Autistic Society has some helpful advice on what to do if you're travelling with children or adults with autism. If you are travelling with a child with autism and want to know more about air travel, take a look at this video for more assistance.

Hidden disabilities assistance card

Special Assistance Card and Lanyard SchemeFollowing the launch of the lanyard scheme at UK airports, Bristol Airport has worked with OCS Group and local Dementia, Autism and Alzheimer charities to develop a Hidden disabilities assistance card. 

The card acts as a discreet sign to airport staff to identify passengers who may need additional support or assistance as they travel through the airport. 

OCS Group has also worked with Thumbs Up World Ltd to produce a booklet containing useful information for passengers with hidden disabilities.

The booklet provides a clear guide on what to expect at the airport with photographs of each area.  It also contains space for passengers to record their own specific needs or any questions they may have along with emergency medical and contact information.

Guide for passengers with hidden disabilities

Hidden disabilities assistance cards, lanyards and booklets are available on request at the OCS desk.

Passengers or their families and carers travelling through Bristol Airport can request a booklet in advance by emailing [email protected] providing their name, departure date and relevant flight information.

A video of the guide has been developed by Thumbs Up World UK as an additional resource for passengers. 

Download booklet  Watch video

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