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Wings for Autism

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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.

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Schedule of events:

12 PM - Check-in Time

1:30 PM- Boarding Time

3:10 PM - Exit the Plane

3-4 PM - Reception

Earlier Event: September 25
JOB FAIR - Springfield
Later Event: October 27
Trick or Trot - CANCELED