Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Wings Initiative Prepares Children with Autism to Fly

The Arc’s Wings for Autism/Wings for everyone program prepares people with autism to fly on airplanes by giving them an opportunity to participate in a dress rehearsal for the experience.

The program allows families affected by autism or intellectual/developmental disabilities to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plane.

Airport, airline and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) participate in the program, which helps alleviate stress, fear and anxiety for participating families.

This video gives a glimpse of the program in action.

For more information about the program, contact The Arc.

Here are some additional resources for families affected by autism and other disabilities:


No comments:

Blog Archive