Logan offers airport dry run for children with autism

Logan International Airport.
Logan International Airport.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Logan International Airport on Saturday offered families with autistic children an airport dry run.

“Wings for Autism” takes dry run of the airport environment, including parking, check-in, passenger screening and boarding an airplane without the pressure of a scheduled departure.

Logan first held the program in May 2011, and it has helped hundreds of families prepare for travel.

Taking a family vacation with a child with autism can be stressful and for many families it is often an impossible dream, according to a Massport spokesman. Anxiety, long lines, loud noises, unfamiliarity and abrupt transitions all come into play when navigating through the airport.

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