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Monday 28th of October 2013
The new awareness information is a good idea according to Car Hire Manchester Airport, who look at what has been added and changed to the literature from 2009.
A new video has been launched by Manchester Airport which will accompany refreshed ‘Airport Awareness’ literature aimed at helping families with autistic children when travelling through the airport.
It was originally launched in 2009 and has now been refreshed to include a booklet and video. It has the backing of singer and actor Keith Duffy who said “I’ve been actively fundraising and raising awareness for children with autism for many years now, ever since my daughter Mia was diagnosed in 2001. I think it’s brilliant what Manchester Airport is doing to help both children and parents affected by autism. This initiative will make a real difference to families travelling through the airport and I’m delighted to be supporting Manchester Airport with this.”
The new booklets and video show a typical scenario from arriving at the airport to checking in, the process of going through security, boarding the plane and the return journey. Important chronological information about each stage of travelling through the airport is featured.
Manchester Airport’s Customer Services Director, Tricia Williams said: “This initiative is unique to Manchester Airport and following feedback from parents and carers who have in previous years used our booklet, we decided to create accompanying videos to provide a visual aid as well. We appreciate that an airport can be a very confusing and even frightening place for someone on the autistic spectrum so we have worked with local autism organisations over the last few years to help autistic children and their families as much as we can when they are travelling through our airport.”