2012 Wings for Autism Event in Boston


Our Wings for Autism event took place in Boston last Saturday, when we helped numerous families practice the travel experience from start to finish. This is our fourth time partnering with Massport, the TSA, and the Charles River Foundation to support this unique opportunity for children with autism and their families. More than 175 people came out to participate in the event.

Many parents dream of whisking their children off on a fun-filled family vacation, but haven’t made the attempt because they’re worried about how their autistic son or daughter will react to the hectic airport environment. From the buzz of people rushing from A to B, to the security process and boarding an aircraft, the whole experience can be overwhelming for an autistic child.

Wings for Autism aims to minimize these fears by giving families access to different aspects of air travel, all without leaving the airport:

  • The check-in process
  • TSA screening
  • Boarding
  • Preparing for take-off
  • Deplaning

Family testimonial

Here’s letter from some grateful parents to our Boston General Manager Norbert about their experience at Wings for Autism:

“First, I want to thank you and all of the people involved with putting on an outstanding event at Logan. My wife and I were blown away with how well the event was organized, and the seamless execution. Most of all, we were so impressed with how friendly, polite, and engaging everyone was. We felt so welcome and our boys had a great time.

We had always thought of JetBlue as a first class airline, but Wings for Autism confirmed it for us! Thank you again for all that you did for our boys, and I look forward to doing more business with JetBlue going forward as my way of thanking your company for their involvement in Wings for Autism.”