Planet Rachael: why making reasonable adjustments to ensure our holiday is all plane sailing is a must

Getting on a flight with a child who has autism is challenging – but one that can be overcome 
Planet Rachael

Getting on a flight with a child who has autism is challenging – but one that can be overcome

I once witnessed an incident, when, as a consequence of not delivering on a work-based project, an employee was locked in a box and, under the midday sun, was left to the mercy of scorpions dropped into the box by ambivalent colleagues.

Before you fulfil your duty of care and raise an adult safeguarding alert, the employee was an actor being a pirate and the workplace a film set. I was reminded of the scene recently when I was on hot tarmac in a grounded plane, awaiting take off with my daughter, Rachael, for a holiday flight.

Unpredictable noise and crowds

We had worked hard on the ‘reasonable adjustments’: afternoon flight for the girl who struggles to sleep, an adult-only


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