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Wings for Autism®

The Arc of King County, in collaboration with the Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), hosts Wings for Autism® at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Wings for Autism®, one of The Arc’s national initiatives, is an airport rehearsal specially designed for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, their families and aviation professionals.

Wings for Autism® is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding 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. 

Wings for Autism ® 2019 will be a FIRST TIMER event. In order to serve the greatest number of families, priority will be given to families that have NOT participated in prior years. Families that have previously attended a Wings for Autism event will be placed on waiting list until all families wishing to participate for the first time have the opportunity.

Information for 2019 events will be distributed by email and our social media channels. Add The Arc of King County on Facebook to see Wings for Autism® updates, and to be apart of our email list please sign up on the form below! You must be registered for this event to participate

If you have any questions about Wings or to sponsor Wings, please contact Stacia Irons.

Sign Up for Updates on the Next Wings for Autism® Event!
*Filling out this form does NOT register you for a Wings event!*

For an overview of what to expect at a Wings for Autism® event, check out this video from our September 2017 event, created by Madison Njos.

Filmed and Produced by Madison Njos


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