The Autism Society of Alaska has partnered with Wings for All®
This Wings for All® event is for the FAIRBANKS community. The Wings for Autism® event in Anchorage will be posted soon. This registration is open to Fairbanks and greater community residents only. The Arc of Anchorage is hosting the event and has partnered with Alaska Airlines to provide a unique airport "rehearsal" and travel experience for families with an individual who experience a disability or are on the autism spectrum. Each participant and family member will receive an event t-shirt and complimentary light refreshments during the event. Those who complete the practice "flight" will receive a Wings For All® certificate of accomplishment.
Wings For All® event partners include Autism Society of Alaska, Fairbanks Resource Agency, Fairbanks International Airport, TSA Fairbanks International Airport, and Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities - Fairbanks International Airport.
ABOUT WINGS FOR ALL®:
Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc, Wings for Autism® and Wings for All® are designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism experience when traveling by air. The programs provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security and boarding a plane. Wings for Autism and Wings for All also give airport, airline, 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 free and has limited availability, however, families must note that in order to help as many people participate, only up to two individuals experiencing a disability or has special needs with travel are allowed with one parent/guardian/travel companion to assist them on the practice "flight." Additional gate passes an be issued for other family/friends but they will not have a seat aboard the limited-space aircraft. Use this "ticket" link to register.
Registration closes on October 13; wait list passengers will be notified if any additional seats are open on Monday, October 16.
Interested in volunteering? Please register here: https://fs30.formsite.com/wingsforautism/form327/index.html
Event Contact Information:
Karolina Bednarska at 907-777-0107 or