Travelling with 7-yr-old son with ASD in Australia

  • Travelling with 7-yr-old son with ASD in Australia

    Posted by bend on April 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm


    We live in Japan but we will be travelling with Lenny, our amazing son with ASD, to Australia (Canberra-Melbourne-Sydney) from mid-May to early June. We haven’t been able to travel with him very much because he has various sensory issues, particular related to sounds, and food allergies. Things a settling down a little for him and us.

    My wife will be flying with Lenny from Japan to Canberra first, then later from Canberra to Melbourne (Qantas), where I will meet up with them. We will also make a return trip to Sydney from Melbourne (possibly Jetstar or some other airline).

    Does anyone have any advice/experience we could draw on before we travel? Contact airlines? Quiet rooms at airports? Anything would be appreciated.

    Thanks a lot,




    bend replied 5 years, 2 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • bend

    April 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Thanks so much. Contact the airline staff – good call! I’ll think about the lounges as well. I’ve got some Bose headphones but he is not a fan. Might just try ear muffs.

    I really appreciate the info.

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