Wings for Autism(TM) 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 travel procedures.
They experience …
- Entering the airport
- The check-in process and checking bags
- 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.
Registration for the event will open mid-February 2023.