Wing for Autism: Saturday, April 29, 2017

DATE and TIME: Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

LOCATION: LaGuardia Airport, Delta Terminal

Wings for Autism® is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and airline professionals. The program is intended to reduce 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® provides airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact, and deliver their services in a structured learning environment.

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 for Autism® to an airport near you, please email wingsforautism@thearc.org.