The first Wings for Autism Event at the Lehigh Valley International Airport will be held May 9th, 2015

Wings for Autism ABEWings 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.  The short video below (Phoenix, 2014) shows the experience.

If you would like to attend the event, please click on the registration link below and follow the instructions on the page. Do not wait, there is limited availability for this event!

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