The next Wings for Autism Event will be held on November 2, 2019 at Boston Logan Airport
Boston Logan Airport Terminal E
Wings for Autism® is a free program
specifically designed to support families of children with autism, creating a
travel test run to help ease the stress of airline travel.
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
They experience …
- Entering the airport
- The check-in process and
- 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. Outside of New England, Wings for Autism® programs are managed by The Arc.
The next Wings for Autism event will take place at Logan Airport, Terminal E, beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019. For security purposes, registration is required.
register for the November 2nd event, please click here