‘Autism Takes Flight’ returning to airport Saturday

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A special event is returning to the Wilmington International Airport Saturday morning.

‘Autism Takes Flight’ will be held between 8:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the airport.

The event will allow families of individuals with any type of developmental disability to participate in a trial run of traveling through the airport to prepare for future travel.

Activities will include checking a bag, getting a boarding pass, going through security, waiting at a gate, riding a shuttle, boarding a plane, and waiting for luggage.

Each family will be provided with materials in advance to prepare for the trial run, such as a video model, social story, picture schedule, and a manual of recommendations.

100 families are registered this year.

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