We are delighted that Ben Houchen - Tees Valley Mayor has signed Teesside International Airport up to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to support passengers with hidden disabilities.
At the launch at the airport today, the Mayor said: "I’m proud to be launching this important scheme which will make Teesside International Airport more enjoyable, accessible and comfortable for those living with a hidden disability and their travelling companions. "
He was joined by Helen Jaques, charity manager for the Middlesbrough-based autism charity MAIN, who said: “I am delighted that Teesside Airport has come on-board with the sunflower lanyard scheme. I have seen first-hand the success of this scheme in shops and at other airports and I’m keen for it to be rolled out and become universally recognised as the international symbol of access.”
Sunflower lanyards for those who choose to indicate that they have an invisible disability are available in the terminal building and can be used solely for travelling at Teesside Airport or at other participating airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol. 
To find out more about the Sunflower at Teesside International Airport, please click here.