Autistic children get an airport test drive with Wings For Autism

Jacskonville, FL – Children with autism were given a guided tour and a one hour flight from Jacksonville International Airport as part of a new ‘Wings For Autism” event.

The incentive plans to take the stress out of going on a holiday involving a flight, and the children get accustomed to the sounds, machinery and checks which come along with flying.

Wings for Autism has six participating airports, and was set up in 2011 to eliviate the stress of flying on autistic children, and educate airport staff on autism and the sensitivities of some children on the spectrum.

The full article can be seen in the Florida Times Union here.