Wings for Autism™ event coming to Tulsa International Airport
April is National Autism Awareness Month and Tulsa-based nonprofit
TARC in partnership with Tulsa International Airport, Southwest Airlines,
and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with additional
support from BlueStone Natural Resources will host a Wings for Autism
event on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1 p.m.
Wings for Autism is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for
individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation
professionals. This free event is designed to alleviate some of the stress
that families who have a child with autism experience when traveling by
air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering
the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security and board a
plane without actually purchasing airline tickets.
TARC is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for
Oklahomans with developmental disabilities and their families, and is an
affiliated chapter of The Arc.
Wings for Autism was created by Charles River Center, another affiliated
chapter of The Arc, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Port Authority.