22 Oct '13, 11am

check out cool info Dublin airport provides for those w autism- including section on PECS!

Make an ID card for the individual. This can be used in the event that you become separated at the airport. The ID should include the individual’s name, how to interact with the individual and your contact details. It is also a good idea to learn the phrase for ‘my child has ASD’ in the language of the country that you will be travelling to. (Click Here to visit the IAA website and to apply for a card ) If your child has an assistance dog (and they are travelling with you on holidays) contact the airline to make arrangements. Show visual schedules to your child and practice role plays and asking simple questions to ensure your child has an understanding of the visual guide. If your child is on a special diet or is taking medication, it can be useful to have a letter from your GP to prevent difficulties at customs / passenger screening. Inform your airline that you are trav...

Full article: http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-the-airport/autism-as...

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