Autism Travel Insurance

Finding travel insurance if you, your partner or a member of your family has been diagnosed with autism may not be easy. At Fish, we have over 40 years’ experience helping people find a policy that meets their individual needs. We can take care of everything for you, too.

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Autism Travel Insurance

Remember

  • Tell your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions to make sure you’re fully covered
  • Consider covering everyone travelling in your party in case you have to cancel
  • Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you

Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as it is also known as, falls under the banner of pre-existing medical conditions which many policies exclude from cover. However, because we are a disability insurance specialist we can offer worldwide and European travel insurance to people with autism, including those diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and conditions associated with autism such as attention deficit disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. Our insurance offers:

  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines

What is autism?

Autism is a developmental disorder which affects the way a person communicates and interacts with others. It is not a singular but a spectrum condition meaning that those diagnosed with autism may exhibit different symptoms and behaviours. Many people with autism also have learning difficulties. Because it is a broad spectrum condition people with autism can live totally independently or require varying levels of support. Whilst incurable it is treatable through behavioural and educational therapies.

Do I need to declare if I have autism when buying travel insurance?

Yes. You should always be open and honest with your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions you or anyone you are seeking to insure has, and autism is no exception. Failure to declare could have serious consequences as an insurer may choose to refuse to settle any later claim you make on your policy.

Will having autism prevent me from getting travel insurance?

Autism is a long term (or chronic) condition and as such is covered under disability discrimination legislation. This means it is illegal for insurers to refuse you cover although they may impose certain conditions on your policy and/or charge you more. As a company which specialises in serving for people with disabilities and pre-existing medical conditions we can source you effective and competitively priced travel insurance, on a single trip or annual basis.

Information and support for people with autism

The National Autistic Society offers a broad range of resources, advice and support covering conditions on the autism spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome, high functioning autism and pathological demand avoidance. For more details click here. The NHS also provides extensive information on the symptoms, causes, treatments and types of autism spectrum disorder and a community forum for those whose lives are affected by the condition. To visit the NHS’s ASD web page click here.

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We take care of everything

For over 40 years, we’ve been helping people travel around the world without worry. Our team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with.
So if you have a disability or pre-existing condition and are planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.

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For a care-free travel insurance quote

call 0333 331 3770

Key benefits at a glance

  • No age limit*
  • Single and annual multi-trip cover
  • Alternative accommodation cover
  • Cruise cover
  • Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
  • Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
  • Provides cover for a replacement carer
  • Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss

And we don’t stop there…

We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about our Travel Insurance.

  • QIs autism a pre-existing medical condition? AYes, if you have been medically diagnosed with autism, it is classed as a pre-existing medical condition and must be declared when applying for travel insurance.
  • QDo I need to declare autism when filling out travel insurance forms? AYes, if you have been diagnosed with autism by a medical professional then you will need to declare it when applying for travel insurance. This will ensure that any emergency medical treatment you need to seek while you're away relating to your autism will be covered.
  • QWill I be able to travel abroad with autism? AYes, many people with autism are perfectly okay to travel abroad. If you're travelling by air and need to bring extra luggage such as a safe space, most airports have services that will help you to transport your luggage around the airport, but make sure to let them know you're coming in advance. We'd advise talking through your travel plans with your GP in order to seek their advice and allow them to help make your journey as smooth as possible.
  • QCan travel insurance cover autism? AYes, if you have been diagnosed with autism and you have declared it when purchasing travel insurance, any emergency treatment you need to seek in relation to your autism will be covered.
  • QIs autism covered by the disability discrimination legislation? AYes, autism is covered by the disability discrimination legislation. This means insurers cannot refuse you travel insurance based solely on your autism.
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Travel Policy Documents

See all of our Disability and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Travel Insurance policy documents here.

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