Wings for Autism®
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 3rd 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, eat a boxed dinner from Bojangles’, 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.
What it's about
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.
When: February 13, 2018 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm