Wings for Autism®/Wings for All™ are airport “rehearsals” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The programs are designed to alleviate the stress that families who have a child with autism or intellectual/developmental disabilities experience when flying. It provides families the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plane. Airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals, and other personnel also have the opportunity to observe, interact, and deliver their services in a structured learning environment. Some examples of what volunteers will be doing include: helping at registration desk, helping with set up, being a point person at certain locations such as the ticket counter, security, etc., (Volunteer Age requirements: HS students and older are welcome to volunteer.)
Location - Richmond International Airport (parking will be paid for)
Date/Time - Saturday, November 5th (9:45am-3:00pm)
How to Volunteer - Contact Tammy Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or with questions.