• Saturday, Mar 07th
  • TBA –
  • Erie International Airport–4411 West 12th St. | Erie, PA 16505
  • no fees for members or non-members (However, participants will be responsible for their own parking fee at the Erie International Airport. Parking fee will be around $5.00)

Autism in Flight

Family Sensory & Social


Join us at the Erie International Airport as we practice the steps of navigating the airport environment. Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is excited to offer Autism in Flight in collaboration with Erie Regional Airport Authority, SkyWest Airlines operating for Delta Airlines, and Transportation Security Administration.

Autism in Flight will include learning and experiencing the various processes of navigating an airport to include ticketing/boarding pass, baggage check, security screening, walking through the gate to the Jetway and boarding a plane! The afternoon will be complete with collecting your checked bag at the baggage claim.

The entire family should attend this event together as this will be a real-time simulation.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 7, 2020 

TIME:   5:00 PM

CHECK-IN: 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm  | Please note: late arrivals will not be able to check-in.  You must arrive and be checked in by 4:30 pm

WHERE:       Erie International Airport | 4411 West 12th Street Erie PA  16505

PARKING:   Short-term parking at the airport (cost posted onsite)

REGISTRATION is required no later than February 20, 2020; we will be unable to accept walk-ins for this event.  LIMITED to the first 50 registrants.


~ All registrants age 18 and old will be required to present a valid Pennsylvania State ID at check-in.  IDs Accepted:  A valid Pennsylvania Photo Driver’s License; A valid Pennsylvania Photo Identification Card

~ We will require full legal names when completing the online registration (no nicknames) as this is a real-time simulation of airline travel and we MUST follow the TSA rules and regulations.  Full legal name MUST match your PA Valid ID.

~ Each family should bring one (1) small bag for baggage checking and claim activity.

~ There is no fee for Autism in Flight.  However, participants will be responsible for their own parking fee at the Erie International Airport.  The parking fee will be around $5.00.

~ We will be entering the security checkpoint with official TSA personnel.  Please note any individual over the age of 12 will need to remove their shoes during the security screening.

~ Mom, dad, siblings should all attend Autism in Flight as this is to practice real-time family travel.   Children are unable to attend without a parent or guardian.