Open Sky for Autism assists families living with autism and other developmental disabilities in gaining the confidence, comfort, and enjoyment of air travel.
Open to the public with limited seating, Open Sky for Autism allows for vital acclimation, repetition, and supervision during a commercial airport and passenger flight simulation. Lunch is included!
The cost of your ticket is 100% reimbursable when you attend! (Why?)
The Program Features:
- Airport Arrival
- Ticketing, Check-in, and Baggage Check
- TSA Security Screening
- Departure Lounge and Boarding
- In-Flight Simulation
Our organizational partners provide expert, hands-on assistance at each of our stations ensuring a safe, educational experience.
What is a Reimbursable Deposit?
The fee you pay to attend Open Sky for Autism is 100% reimbursable at the door. As odd as it sounds, this small deposit ensures that Open Sky for Autism helps as many people as possible.
We encourage anybody and everybody to attend Open Sky for Autism, and we want this event to be 100% FREE. In our previous experience, an event advertised as FREE "sells out" extremely quickly, but many registrants do not feel "committed" and end up skipping the event. Because we have a limited seating capacity, these "empty" seats represent a wasted opportunity for others to benefit from the program. By paying a small deposit up front with the promise of being reimbursed at the door, registrants make more a more substantive "commitment" and attend the event.
A lot of planning, volunteers, donations, and private resources go into making Open Sky for Autism possible, and the reimbursable deposit helps to ensure that those contributions deliver a maximum impact on our community. We appreciate your understanding.