The American Airlines Abilities Employee Business Resource Group, in collaboration with the HollyRod Foundation and AT&T, will be hosting a travel rehearsal event at the Dayton International Airport (DAY) on April 7. This event is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with Autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities experience when traveling by air. It will be realistic and provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding the plane.
This event is complimentary and is limited to the first 126 participants that register. Family members who would normally travel with your child are welcome to participate, but please note that only one child along with one adult will be able to board the aircraft due to limited seating.
When responding please include the number of adults, number of children, names of all attending, gender (male or female) and dates of birth. This information is needed for TSA clearance. As a friendly reminder, all adults will need a Government issued I.D. to clear TSA Security the day of the event.
Feel free to bring any items that your child would normally take on a flight to help ensure a successful experience (i.e. IPAD’s, talkers, service dogs, sensory items, blankets, ear plugs, headphones, books, etc.).
Arrival time: 2 p.m., but no later than 2:30 p.m.
Boarding: 3:15 p.m.
Aircraft Taxi: 3:30 p.m.
Deplane: 4:00 p.m.
Boarding: 4:15 p.m.
Aircraft Taxi: 4:30 p.m.
Deplane: 5:00 p.m.
We will confirm your attendance and follow up with additional information as it becomes available. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and your family!
Register Online: https://goo.gl/nh4dmD