Ready for Take Off!

After months of planning, and countless meetings at the airport, I am very excited that Wings for Autism will take flight this weekend. This “dress rehearsal” will allow families who have children with autism to experience what a trip to the airport would be like if they planned a family vacation. You can read more about the program here.

LOGO SEA-Wings4Autism

When this idea first came up, we had no idea how many incredible partners would be made during the process. We are grateful for Alaskan Airlines and the Port of Seattle, as well as TSA and The Arc of the US. Additionally, several staff members, volunteers, and board members from The Arc of King County have been working on this event with one goal in mind – to make flying easier for children with autism.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved with planning Wings for Autism. The commitment and excitement shown by each person has been truly inspirational. Now buckle up, and get ready to fly! You can follow our event progress all day tomorrow on Facebook and Twitter

 

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About Sylvia Fuerstenberg

Sylvia Fuerstenberg, MSW, was appointed Executive Director of The Arc of King County in March 2008. Throughout her career, Sylvia has demonstrated a passion for disability rights, a strong understanding of the issues, a great reputation with a wide range of advocacy and interest groups, and a demonstrated history of leadership excellence. Sylvia previously worked at S.L.Start where she was the Vice President New Business Development / Legislative Liaison and previously their Director of Supported Living in King County. She was formerly the E. D of Residence East. Sylvia has stated, “I have a vision for the future of people with disabilities. I believe that people of all abilities have a place and will contribute to our collective communities. In return, our communities should recognize each person’s unique value and be inclusive and responsive to all people with developmental disabilities and their families as they navigate their lives. The Arc has a critical role to play in advocating and assuring that all people are included, valued and an active participant in their community.” *Anyone is free to submit an article for consideration. Articles we publish must be consistent with the values of the DD Act, namely self-determination, productivity, independence and integration/inclusion in all facets of community life. We decided to have this blog under some editorial supervision because there is a lot of mis-information in the DD community which would not be helpful. We hope to provide/publish information people can trust.

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