Posted on 06/03/2016
Calgary airport makes travel easier for children with autism
Calgary’s airport has introduced a program to help families with autistic children manage the stress of navigating the airport. While travel can be stressful for anyone, families with children on the autistic spectrum can face unique challenges that make simple things more difficult. To ease the stress the Calgary Airport Authority developed YYC Navigators, a program that allows these families a practice run at going through the airport. The children are even given special passports that get stamped at the end. Many families with autistic children avoid travel, or taking flights, as they know it will cause a lot of extra stress – this program will allow them to test it out before the real deal.