Wings for Autism® Gives Kids With Autism an Airport “Test Run”

Wings for Autism® is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals. Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc, Wings for Autism® is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane. Wings for Autism® also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment. This experience is equally useful for families that have a member with other intellectual or developmental disabilities that are concerned about the ability of their family member to travel.

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Date posted: April 9, 2014. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: May 6, 2016.

2 thoughts on “Wings for Autism® Gives Kids With Autism an Airport “Test Run”

  1. Wings for Autism is a GREAT program! We were lucky to participate in our local event though Alaska Airlines at SeaTac Airport. This test run makes me feel confident that I can now travel with my ASD kiddo. Thanks ARC of King County!

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