Wings For Autism

Wings for Autism is a program that provides children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a “practice” opportunity to experience sometimes challenging aspects of airline travel at an airport – parking and shuttling to the terminal, check-in, security, boarding the aircraft and interacting with airport personnel along the way. BWI Airport, Southwest Airlines, and the Transit Security Administration are working with The Arc to help ease potential stresses that the airport experience can cause for individuals.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
12 pm – 3pm
BWI Airport (
Aviation Blvd & Elm Rd., Baltimore, MD 21240)

Want to participate?

Space is limited so consider carefully before you commit. Here are the essentials you need to know:

Who: One child or adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or intellectual and developmental
Disabilities, and up to two family members or companions. (Only one can board the plane)

Schedule: Arrive at airport at 12pm. Detailed schedule to follow.

Need: Photo ID is needed for any participant over age 18. Bring luggage to mimic the real experience.

Other: The Arc staff and many airport volunteers will be there to guide and assist you along the way.

Registration: Registration opens on 10/3/16 at 11 am. It is first come, first serve, and fills up fast.


For more information and questions, contact Kelly Bell, Director of Family Living at 410-296-2272 ext. 5319.

Created by Charles River Center, an affiliated chapter of The Arc, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Port Authority. Visit