Wings for Autism

The Arc of the Triangle, Allegiant Airlines, TSA and The Arc of NC, are teaming up to host a Wings for Autism® event at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) on August 19, 2018!


REGISTRATION WILL OPEN THURSDAY JULY 19th at 9:00am to members of The Arc of the Triangle on a first come first serve basis. Once your current Arc of the Triangle membership is confirmed you will be contacted that you registration is confirmed.

July 24 at 9:00 am registration will be open to the public if there are additional seats.

This event is free and includes a luncheon reception afterwards. Participants will receive a free t-shirt!

LINK TO REGISTER COMING SOON!


The Wings for Autism® program is an airport “rehearsal” created to alleviate some of the stress that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families experience when traveling by air.

During the event, participants will check in to receive their boarding passes, pass through the TSA security checkpoint, wait in the boarding area and board the aircraft. The program will feature a presentation on the aircraft’s features, in-flight safety protocols and take-off procedures. Wings for Autism®/Wings for All® also gives airport, airline, TSA professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.

This event is open to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Triangle and beyond who seek a safe, but realistic, experience of traveling through a busy airport. More than 160 participants from the greater Raleigh-Durham area are expected to attend the event.

For more information, click here.

Exclusive FREE EVENT for Members of The Arc of the Triangle (not a member, join here!) 

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Practice and Prepare for Safe Air Travel

 

Go Through Airport Security

 

Board a Plane

 

Meet the Pilot/Explore the Plane

 

Stay for Reception!

 

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