Edinburgh airport receives Autism Friendly Award

Edinburgh Airport has become the first airport in Scotland to receive the Autism Friendly Award from the National Autistic Society, The Edinburgh Reporters writes. The airport has put in place a series of measures to make it more accessible to autistic people, these include:

  • autism training for staff
  • a social story to hep children prepare for their journey
  • visits prior to travelling to help autistic people familiarise themselves with the environment
  • discreet lanyards and pin badges to help staff identify travellers with hidden disabilities including autism

More information on the help provided can be found on the airport's website.

Date added: 17 January 2018