It is good to see at least one airline recognising autism and providing the needed assistance. Lets hope that it will not be long before the other airlines follow suit and also the respective airports and staff training is essential to ensure that all staff have an understanding and be aware of situations which could occur.
We arrived home from the UK today. It was the first time we have requested assistance during a flight. In the past I have always believed that our big lad wasn’t “bad enough” to need support. Stupid really but I think many parents just don’t want to make a fuss and try and deal with situations themselves. However, if you have been following the blog you will have seen that after a blog post about flying and an e-mail exchange with KLM support asking for specific assistance for autistic travellers (not just being grouped in with travellers with mobility problems) we were offered a new type of assistance.