Rehearsal flight helps those with sensory sensitivity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – "Wings for Autism" set the stage for a rehearsal flight at the Ted Stevens International Airport. The program allows families to practice going through TSA, waiting for the airplane and boarding the flight.

The idea is to help families who have children with Autism or developmental disabilities face the unique challenges that come with traveling, according to Barbara Rodriguez-Rath the CEO of Arc of Anchorage.

“Sometimes lighting can be over stimulating, crowds noise, just the outside of the routine things that are not normal to them so this gives them the chance to practice some of the things that contribute to their challenges,” Rodriguez-Rath said.

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