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Wings for Autism®

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wings for Autism® is coming back to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on October 7, 2017! Join The Arc of Arizona, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Sky Harbor on Saturday, October 7th, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for a “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals. Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m.

Wings for Autism 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, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding a plane. Wings for Autism also gives airport, airline, and Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment. This experience is equally useful for families that have a member with other intellectual or developmental disabilities that are concerned about the ability of their family member to travel. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation is limited to 250 people.



There is no cost to participate in Wings for Autism® but, in order to provide this opportunity to the greatest number of families, a maximum of four (4) participants from each family may attend.

Would you or your company like to be a Sponsor of Wings for Autism®?

The Arc of Arizona offers multiple Sponsorship levels, each with valuable benefits. For more information contact Jon Meyers at The Arc of Arizona – jon@arcarizona.org or (602) 290-1632.

Interested in Volunteering at the event? Contact Jon Meyers at jon@arcarizona.org or (602) 290-1632.

For more details on Wings for Autism®, contact us at (602) 290-1632 or jon@arcarizona.org.


Made possible in partnership with the following Sponsors:



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October 7
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034


Jon Meyers
(602) 290-1632