Wings for Autism®
Is Wings for Autism® coming to your city? Keep checking the schedule as more dates are announced to see if it is coming to your area!
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What is Wings for Autism?
Wings for Autism is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals. Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of 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 program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a plane. Wings for Autism also gives 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. Read more about Wings for Autism.
The Arc’s Wings for Autism® is sponsored in part by The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to help families affected by autism to live life to the fullest. Through programs and partnerships the foundation helps people with autism get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence. Learn more about the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
For additional information please contact:
Karen Wolf-Branigin, Senior Executive Officer - National Initiatives
Wings for Autism® was created by Charles River Center, an affiliated chapter of The Arc, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Port Authority. For additional information about bringing Wings to an airport near you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.