Wings for Autism
11/03/18 @ 9:30 AM - 11/03/18 @ 12:00 PM
Boston Logan Airport
The Wings for Autism program is designed specifically for families with children with autism to help ease the stress of flying. By getting comfortable with the airport and flight experience (without actually leaving the airport) parents and their children with special needs can gain the familiarity and confidence they need to take future trips.
During this free, half-day event, children and their families are able to familiarize themselves with the
airport and travel procedures.
They experience …
- Entering the airport
- The check-in process and checking
- Security screening
- Boarding the plane
- Preparing for take-off
- Exiting the plane
Practicing these steps helps establish a travel routine—so important for many children with autism who rely on repetition and structure.
The program, founded in 2011 by the Charles River Center, has reached national adoption and is held in major metropolitan cities around the country.
Click here to register for the November 3, 2018 Wings for Autism Event