Wings for Autism 2017

The Arc of Union/Cabarrus County in partnership with Delta, The Arc of Mecklenburg County and The Autism Society of Mecklenburg County held their first annual Wings for Autism event on Saturday, April 1st at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Please click the read more button to see the WCNC news story that highlights the event. Special thanks to Larry Sprinkle, for headlining Wings for Autism 2017!

Wings for Autism®/Wings for All® are airport “rehearsals” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Wings for Autism® and Wings for All®, one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives, are airport “rehearsals” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and people with other intellectual/developmental disabilities, their families and aviation professionals. The programs provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plane. Wings for Autism and Wings for All also give 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.

Wings for Austism from Claire L on Vimeo.