VIDEO | Inside Autism: Facing the Challenges of Air Travel
Inside Autism – Madison House Autism Foundation recently partnered with American Airlines and The Arc of Northern Virginia to hold a “Wings for All” event at Reagan National Airport. The goal of the event was to provide a simulated travel experience for people with special needs and their families to learn more about air travel and ease the stress of flying. Participants received a realistic practice run of the airport experience (sans the actual flight), which included entering the airport, navigating the terminal, getting boarding passes at the ticket counter, checking bags, passing through the TSA security screening, and boarding an aircraft at a gate.
Watch the Inside Autism video below to see just what a wonderful day it was. Thank you to Reagan National Airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, TSA, Traveler’s Aid, and Sam & Harry’s for making this event possible.