Autism Tasmania Familiarisation

As a high sensory environment, the journey through an airport can be quite a challenge for some passengers.

During our 2019 Airport Safety Week, we were thrilled to be able to partner with Autism Tasmania, Virgin Australia and Swissport to give five families the opportunity to have a ‘practice run’ ahead of their upcoming holidays.

Participants walked through the entire airport journey, from check in to boarding the aircraft and finding their seat, giving them a better understanding of what to expect when they travel. We previously worked with Autism Tasmania to develop a suite of social stories to help people understand how an airport works prior to their visit.