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Albany International Airport introduces Sunflower Lanyard program

Passenger wearing Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard
Photo: Miami International Airport

Albany International Airport introduced a new Sunflower lanyard program to help people with developmental disabilities on February 1. 

It discreetly signals that a traveler, or someone in the group, has a disability and may need additional support.

The airport is now participating in the Sunflower lanyard program, which started in Great Britain. Airport CEO Philip Calderone says the green lanyard with yellow sunflowers identifies someone with hidden disabilities.

“Travelers can then have airport personnel to assist them as they navigate through the airport process,” he said.

“This program will identify that person to make sure their travel coming through the airport is seamless,” Democratic County Executive Dan McCoy said.

Travelers can sign up for the program at the airport or by mail.

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