Airports can be complex places for people with ASD, who must simultaneously process and manage a lot of information and sensory stimulation, as well as dealing with unfamiliar and complex situations. All of this involves a great deal of effort and discomfort, which can make it difficult or impossible for many people with ASD to travel by air.
For this reason, in collaboration with Confederación Autismo España, the following support materials have been developed for people with ASD and their families, as well as for entities and professionals related to autism, to have a basis to prepare the person with ASD in his or her transit through the airport.
The english version of the supporting documents and the video are currently under development.
In addition to these support materials, children with ASD also have at their disposal the mobile application TEAcompaño, which can be downloaded here.
On the other hand, Aena airports offer a Barrier Free service for all people whose mobility is limited due to physical or mental disability (sensory or locomotion, permanent or temporary), advanced age or any other cause of disability that requires special attention. People with ASD who prefer this option for getting around the airport have specific and accessible information on the steps to follow to request the Barrier Free service in the following document.
For more information about the Barrier Free service click here.