If you, your partner or a member of your family has been diagnosed with autism then you may not find it as easy as most to find a competitive travel insurance quote.
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.
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.
No. 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.
Covers a wide range of pre-existing medical conditions
No age limit*
Single and annual multi-trip cover
24/7 emergency assistance
Covers emergency replacement of prescription medicines
Provides cover for a replacement carer
Protects mobility and disability equipment, providing replacement equipment in the event of a loss
Alternative accommodation cover
Friendly UK-based claims service and specialist medical assistance
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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*Applies to Fish Plus One and Fish Plus Two policies only