WINGS for Autism + WINGS for All

Would a loved one you are traveling with benefit from an airport “rehearsals” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and people with other intellectual/developmental disabilities? If so, Wings for Autism / Wings for All could be just what you are looking for!

Reposted from charlesrivercenter.org and thearc.org

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 bags
  • 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.

Questions? Please contact wingsforautism@charlesrivercenter.org.

To see the schedule of upcoming Wings for Autism Events, please visit www.thearc.org/wingsforautism

Enchanting Excursions is home of Certified Autism Travel Specialists

Contact us today for a free quote, and to learn how we can help take the stress out of planning a vacation for your family!

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