Familiarizes individuals with Autism with airports
COVINGTON, Ky. (April 28, 2016) — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday will host Starting Our Adventure Right (SOAR), an event that provides individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder airport experience through firsthand familiarization and encouragement.
Individuals with ASD and up to three family members will experience a fully guided tour and walk-through of airport travel processes from start to finish. This includes check-in, security, departure gate, aircraft on-boarding, and return to bag claim. Volunteer health, airport, airline, and security personnel will be present throughout for mutual support and education.
“Our vision is to make travel through CVG an unforgettably positive experience for all of our travelers,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “This program provides comfort to autistic travelers, as well as their families and our own employees. It is an invaluable chance to make travel a positive and easy experience for everyone, as it rightly should be. We’re happy to partner with The Kelly O’Leary Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Delta Air Lines and TSA.”
Registration is required at cvgairport.com/SOAR.
The event is presented in conjunction with The Kelly O’Leary Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, and air carrier sponsor Delta Air Lines.