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 at 12:00 in the afternoon!

Thank you to our partners!


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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.


Practice and Prepare for Safe Air Travel


Go Through Airport Security


Board a Plane


Meet the Pilot/Explore the Plane


Stay for Reception!