Airports can become complicated spaces for individuals with ASD (autism spectrum disorder); they have to process and handle a great deal of information and sensory stimulation, simultaneously, as well as being faced with unfamiliar situations and a great deal of complexity. All of that involves a great deal of effort and discomfort, which can make it complicated or even impossible for many people with ASD to travel by plane.
Therefore, in collaboration with the Spanish Autism Confederation, we have developed the following support materials for individuals with ASD and their relatives, and also for bodies and professionals connected with autism, to provide a basis for preparing the individual with ASD for their passage through the airport.
In addition to these support materials, children with ASD can also access the mobile app At your SiDe, which is available to download 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.