Autism Travel Resources

For individuals and families living with autism

YLW has partnered with Canucks Autism Network and Vancouver International Airport to develop a resource kit to assist families and individuals 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 YLW from the Information kiosk and digital kits can be downloaded below.

Autism Flying Resources

Tips for Travel

Useful tips for parents or guardians travelling with autism.

Download the tips 

I CAN Fly with YLW ‘a step-by-step storybook’

This storybook was created to teach the airport routine to first time travellers living with autism. It outlines each of the steps of the pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight routines.

Download the storybook

I CAN Fly with YLW ‘a step-by-step checklist’

This is an interactive tool; parents and/or individuals with autism can check off each key step of the airport routine as it is completed while they move throughout the airport.

Download the checklist

Airport Map

This resource provides a ‘road map’ that families can follow on their journey throughout the various steps of the travel routine. The map includes key symbols showing the various steps that need to be completed.

Download the map


The I CAN Fly at YLW program was made in partnership with the Canucks Autism Network and Vancouver International Airport.