Aerocare is proud to help Autism WA and Perth Airport to facilitate the Wings for Autism program, promoting autism awareness and providing the opportunity for families to trial going on a plane in a safe and structured way.
Aerocare Perth’s Manager Customer Experience Paul Brunyee said the local Aerocare team had been assisting Perth Airport in arranging for the children to experience the terminal, check in, boarding and aircraft experience.
“Our staff escort the children through, answer questions from parents and children to offer the best experience possible to these children who otherwise might never experience the process and hopefully offer them some sense of comfort so that they will chose to fly and challenge new things,” Mr Brunyee said.
“As we know, airport experiences may not always be positive for people with Autism and this program looks at ways of creating safe and successful airport experiences.
“Those staff who assisted were true gems and took the time to really make the journey special.”
The program was first piloted in June 2016 and regular airport preparation experiences for people with Autism are now held throughout the year.
Established in 1967, The Autism Association of Western Australia is the largest specialist lifespan organisation in Australia providing services to people with Autism.
Aerocare is the largest ground handler within the Australian and New Zealand region, with more than 3,000 team members currently servicing 3,200 flights per week and 41,200 passengers per day.
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