London Gatwick to open sensory room for its passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or other special needs

New, free to use facility provides a calming space for passengers with special needs to relax in before their flight Interactive zone full of light and sound also designed to stimulate senses, improve memory, motor skills and encourage learning New sensory room follows opening of new ‘premium style’ lounge – the biggest in Europe –… Read the full press release

Toronto Pearson introduces expanded suite of MagnusCards Card Decks to enable greater ease and independence for persons with autism

TORONTO, CANADA, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With World Autism Awareness Day celebrations underway, Toronto Pearson has announced the release of 10 new MagnusCards Card Decks — fun, step-by-step visual and audio guidance on how to navigate a busy airport environment for persons with autism and other cognitive special needs. The latest Card Decks help… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways hosts programme of activities to increase awareness of its employees’ understanding of those with autism

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April and support the UN World Autism Awareness campaign, Qatar Airways has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to offer a programme of activities to employees of the national carrier during the month of April. The activities are designed… Read the full press release

Shannon Airport becomes the first European airport to open sensory room for passengers with autism

Ireland, 2017-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — In the latest in a long list of aviation firsts on a global, European and national scale developed at Shannon, the sensory room off the airport’s Departure Lounge will offer a relaxing environment for passengers ahead of their flight. Designed by Adam & Friends, it is tailored to… Read the full press release

Ready Set Fly program to host an educational event for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities at SFO

Ready Set Fly program offers real-world experience of air travel without leaving the ground SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is partnering with The Arc San Francisco and United Airlines to host an educational event for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities and their families.  The “Ready… Read the full press release