Wings for Autism gives families an authentic preview of air travel

posted by Marty Manning - 

Wings for Autism®returns to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airporton Saturday, October 13th, 2018.   Registration is now open!

The Arc of Arizona's 5th Annual Wings for Autism® takes place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday, October 13th -- and registration opened Sunday, July 1st.This national program of The Arc offers young people with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD), and their families, a unique “airport rehearsal” designed to ease the uncertainties and discomfort they may feel when traveling by airplane.

For more information, and to register beginning July 1st, visit The Arc of Arizona website or click here.

PLEASE NOTE:

IN ORDER TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM TO THE GREATEST NUMBER OF FAMILIES, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES. 

If you have participated in a previous Wings for Autism event, you will be asked to register as a past participant and added to a Waiting List until all first-time attendees have been accommodated. We thank you for understanding and will do everything possible to involve all families wishing to take part.

My wife and I have participated as volunteers for this wonderful program and have seen first-hand what it means to the families involved.  Air travel can be difficult enough for all of us, but for these families it can be really frightening!  The opportunity for them to have this "airport rehearsal" is truly priceless.   I spoke with The Arc of Arizona Executive Director Jon Meyers about Wings for Autism for our Valley Views public-affairs program.  I would really appreciate your sharing this with families affected by autism or I/DD issues.They will thank you also!

Here is my interview with Arc Exec Dir Jon Meyers:

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