Autism Travel Resources
Resource Kit and Video Series
YVR has partnered with Canucks Autism Network (CAN) to develop a resource kit and video series to assist individuals and families living with autism. These resources help individuals and families prepare for their upcoming trip, covering the check-in process, security screening, boarding and flying. Travel resource kits are available at all pre-security YVR Customer Care counters and can be downloaded below.
YVR Autism Access Sticker
YVR has also worked with Canucks Autism Network to pilot an expedited airport process for individuals and families living with autism. To participate in the program, please visit one of YVR’s pre-security Customer Care counters to request a sticker or ask your airline upon check-in.
The YVR Autism Access Sticker will be applied to the boarding pass and will provide expedited access through screening and US Customs. It will also act as a helpful identification tool for cabin crew, screening staff and any other airport staff so they can best accommodate travellers with autism. Should you require additional airline assistance, please directly contact your airline 48 hours prior to travel to pre-arrange assistance and advise them of specific requirements you may have.
I CAN Fly with YVR Video Series
I CAN Fly with YVR, ‘a step-by-step storybook’
This storybook teaches the airport routine to travellers living with autism. It outlines each of the steps of the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight routines.
I CAN Fly with YVR ‘a step-by-step checklist’
This is an interactive tool for parents and individuals living with autism that includes a checklist for each key step of the airport routine.
This resource provides a road map that families can follow on their journey through the airport. The map includes key symbols showing the steps that need to be completed.
Tips for Travel
Useful tips for parents or guardians travelling with individuals living with autism.