More than one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum in the UK, which is an estimated 700,000 people. Many of these people and their families do not travel because they are concerned with the changes and disruptions in routines that traveling today requires.
Have you ever thought about what it’s like for someone with autism to navigate the unusual processes and procedures of air travel?
In April 2017 Shannon Airport in Ireland opened Europe’s first sensory room, which offers a calm space for globetrotting kids with sensory sensitivities, and their caregivers. The mellow space has low lighting and spa-like music. There are colour-changing LEDs, an undulating wavy wall, and cloud and solar system projections which the children and free to play with and explore.
Read more here to find out about other autism friendly supports at airports: