An up to date guide to travelling from England’s main airports with autistic passengers!

Those of us who have flown with autistic children know how much it helps if the airport has measures in place to help. Those who haven’t flown yet may feel reassured knowing what help is out there. There is conflicting advice with out of date viral posts on social media making it more confusing so I have researched current advice and help available. Here is a quick guide to travelling from each of the main airports, the help they have in place and how to access that help:

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Park Aventura, Albufeira, Portugal

Today we visited Park Aventura in Albufeira. The thing I like about treetop treks are that they are outside, physical and fun for most ages so make the perfect family activity that everyone will enjoy whilst also getting some exercise (much needed when you are at an all inclusive resort right after Christmas!)

New Years Eve in Hamburg, Germany

As for New Years Eve, I did see some children, though I wouldn’t take mine. The main area for fireworks is near the harbour. There didn’t seem to be a main display so much as the public letting off fireworks for literally hours in every nook and cranny of the city! An experience certainly, and walking back to the hotel felt a little like a war zone, ducking behind cars and into doorways to dodge rockets.

We review the Early Years Fun Subscription box!

We recently bought the Early Years Fun Subscription box to have a look at. I was really interested in this box because whilst it is aimed at 2-5 year olds it also says on the website that the box is suitable for children with special needs working at this age.

5 reasons you might want a bum bag (fanny pack)!

The bum bag in my pictures was gifted to me to try out by getrealfunky.com. I chose the pineapple design because I thought it was really fun, but there are many to choose from on their website. A bum bag is a useful tool for parents of autistic children. Here are 5 great reasons why you might want one too!

Treetop Adventure Golf

The Tropical trail was jungle themed and fun. The holes were more difficult than they looked and we found ourselves navigating our balls through tree roots and sneaky hills and dips, with the occasional mini bunker.

The prisoner like locking up of autistic people and PDAers needs to stop!

The statistics are shocking. Sky news have revealed that at least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to “barbaric” secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015. 9 of these were under 35! The number of children held in these places has doubled since 2015. Doubled.