Wings for Autism™
Wings for Autism™ is especially 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.
A Wings for Autism™ event will be held at Tulsa International Airport on Saturday, April 26, 2014. This event is sponsored by TARC, a chapter of The Arc. Families of children with autism are invited to attend this event free of charge. Please contact TARC at 981-582-TARC (8272) if you are interested in participating or need more information.
Space is limited. Participants will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. All others will be placed on a notification list for a future Wings for Autism™ event.
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