Wings for All Coming to Newark Airport on December 2

An airplane shown through an airport window with the "Wings for All" logo, The Arc of Essex County logo, and the words "Making the skies friendlier for everyone."

The Arc of Essex County, The Arc of New Jersey, and United Airlines have teamed up to bring Wings for All to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Wings for All is an airport “rehearsal” program created to alleviate some of the stress individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families experience when traveling by air. The program helps ease family concerns regarding how their loved one will react to different stimuli in the airport, such as bright lights, noises, TSA security screening, and crowds. This program aims to give solutions to these concerns to make air travel easier.

Wings for All also gives airport, airline, TSA professionals, and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact with, and deliver their services in a structured learning environment.

During a Wings for All event, participants:

• Check-in to receive their boarding passes

• Pass through the TSA security checkpoint

• Wait in the boarding area

• Board an aircraft (that does not take off)

The program also features a presentation on the aircraft’s features and in-flight safety protocols.

Registration is FREE, but space is limited to the first 50 families. Click here to reserve your spot.