Wings for Autism® Coming to Louisville

Wings for Autism® is one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives. This program allows for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual/developmental disabilities, as well as their families, to simulate the airport experience. This includes practice entering the airport, going through TSA security, waiting in the gate area, and boarding the plane (the plane will not take off). This event is free of charge and will be coming to the Louisville International Airport on September 22nd.

Louisville International Airport Times

Check in time: 10:15 am

Boarding time: 11:45 am

Flight number for the day of the event is 8240.
Check-In at The Arc of Kentucky/Feat Registration Table.
Boarding of Plane – Concourse A.

The following details are very important and will assist you in preparing for the program:

•Your arrival time at The Arc of Kentucky/Feat registration area is 10:15 a.m. This will allow you to get your backpack, t-shirts, and parking validated. You will then proceed to Delta Air Lines Ticket Counter. You will obtain your boarding pass, pass through Transportation Security Administration, and be at the gate area before boarding.

•The event will take place in Concourse A of the SDF Louisville International. You can park in the Parking Garage Under 4 Hours. Look for volunteers from the Wings for Autism program who will direct you to the registration area.

•There is no charge for parking, but your parking ticket will need to be validated at the registration desk.

•When you arrive at the Delta Air Lines ticket counter, you will receive your boarding passes. Look for the Wings for Autism® logo displayed on signs and monitors.

•Media (press/photographers/videographers) will be present at this event.

•Everyone attending over the age of 18 must have a valid photo ID with them. The TSA website http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/acceptable-ids which has a list of all acceptable IDS and they include a:

a. U.S. Passport
b. U.S. Military ID
c. Drivers Licenses
d. Other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles
(or equivalent)

•Only people who have registered will be allowed to participate. This is due to TSA security regulations. Please do not bring people who are not registered for the event. No substitutions will be permitted the day of the event. Boarding passes are printed ahead of time and cannot be changed.
We want this to be an enjoyable experience for all families who attend.

Registration for the Louisville event is now closed.

Check the Wings for Autism Updates for the latest information!

This event would not be possible without the support of our many partners and volunteers. We hope that you’re able to join us for a day of fun and learning!

To get a better idea of how the event works, here’s a video from a previous event highlighting the process: Wings For Autism: The Charles River Center