This event is targeted to individuals in our community on the autism spectrum and/or that have an intellectual/developmental disability and their families.
Wings for Autism is an airport "rehearsal" specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and people with other intellectual/developmental disabilities, their families and aviation professionals.
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 programs provide families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plan. Wings for Autism also gives the 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.
Schedule of events:
12 PM - Check-in Time
1:30 PM- Boarding Time
3:10 PM - Exit the Plane
3-4 PM - Reception