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Wings for Autism
February 13 @ 5:00 pm ESTFree
We want to help make air travel accessible to our friends and neighbors with autism spectrum disorders. So please join us as we share some #airportlove the evening before Valentine’s Day for our third annual Wings for Autism event! We invite families and their autistic loved ones to come to the airport to check-in for an imaginary flight – you’ll check in at the ticket counter, get a boarding pass, go through airport security, wait at the gate, and then board an Allegiant airplane. After this learning experience, you’ll deplane to the gate area for more #airportlove, where everyone gets a souvenir from their trip to take home. For more information, visit flyavl.com.
In partnership with
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 • 5:00pm Check-in
Asheville Regional Airport
Registration is Required Visit: flyavl.com/wings to register (Space is limited, so please register soon.)
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Wings for Autism® is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals. The program 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.
Created by Charles River Center, an a liated chapter of The Arc, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Port Authority. Visit www.thearc.org/wingsforautism.