Wings for Autism
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 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. Outside of New England, Wings for Autism® programs are managed by The Arc.
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