The Arc of Colorado is happy to announce that Wings for All is returning to the Denver International Airport (DEN) on Saturday, May 11, 2024! Please join us in spreading the word about this exciting opportunity!

Wings for All® is an airport rehearsal program specifically designed for individuals on the autism spectrum or with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The program gives families the chance to experience all the steps involved in the air travel process in a safe, but realistic environment. Click here to learn more about the day and help register families for the event:

The WINGS for All itinerary…
Families (individual with IDD + up to 3 additional family members or supports) arrive at the airport around 10am and are greeted and checked-in for the days’ events by volunteers from the Colorado Arc Network (CAN), United Airlines, DEN airport and TSA staff, then will proceed to check-in at the ticket counter to receive their boarding pass, go through TSA security, and board a plane (that does not take off). A reception will be held for all participants with light snacks and refreshments after deboarding the plane.

This event is FREE to all participants, but families are responsible for paying their own costs to travel to and from the airport. Space is limited and all families must pre-register online (please let us know if you or someone you know needs assistance with registration…we’re happy to help!) in order to pass through TSA security. To learn more about the November 4th event and to register, please click on the registration link below:

Participant Registration:

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