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Autism Awareness

We realise at Manchester Airport how stressful travelling through an airport can be for children on the Autistic Spectrum, especially when it’s a break in their routine and they are unsure of what to expect.

With this in mind we have created our Airport Awareness booklets for Terminals 1, 2 & 3. These books will take you on the journey through Manchester Airport, using photographs to explain the process you will take. It has been divided into the various stages of your journey through the airport, describing what you will see and hear, from arriving at the airport, going through security and includes returning back home.

The scheme entitles the person on the Autistic Spectrum and immediate only the use of the priority lane at security. We do require 2 weeks notice so that we can prepare the packs for you to pick up.

If you require any assistance during check in or boarding then this needs to be arranged with your airline.

If you do require a pack then please complete the Autism Awareness Form, which will then be handled by one of our dedicated teams in each Terminal.

We have created this book in conjunction with advice from the National Autistic Society, Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area and Bolton Kidz2gether.

To help your journey we have create terminal specific travel booklets for parents and carers with children on the Autistic Spectrum.

Awareness Booklets

Awareness Booklet T1

Awareness Booklet T2

Awareness Booklet T3

See our videos below for helpful advice on your airport journey when travelling with children on the Autistic Spectrum:

Awareness Videos

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