“Wings for All” is coming to GSP.
Traveling with kids through airports, (or traveling with kids anywhere), can be exhausting. The potential for long lines, lots of sitting around, and cramped bathrooms is enough to make even the most well-behaved child fidget and squirm.
For families who have children with developmental or cognitive disabilities, the challenges of travel can be exponentially difficult. These families do all they can to help their children understand and feel comfortable in any setting. Thankfully, with amazing organizations like The Arc, transitions through airports have become less stressful. The Arc provides airport “rehearsals” that are designed to help these families and individuals prepare for air travel.
Saturday, May 18th, 2019, is a special day for the people of Greenville and surrounding areas. Starting at 3:30pm, they will have the opportunity to rehearse in their own backyard. Delta Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, Arc of South Carolina and Greenville Spartanburg International Airport are joining efforts to host a Wings for All event. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities along with their families will be able to practice. From entering the airport, to going through security, to boarding planes, airline and airport staff and professionals will provide a rich experiential learning opportunity.
This free event is open to the public, but pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is May 6th (this Monday.) Space is limited, so call TODAY and reserve your spot!
Date: May 18th, 2019
Registration deadline: Monday May 6th, 2019
Check-in time starts at 3:30pm. Boarding time is at 5:50pm.