Logan Airport holds 11th annual ‘Wings for Autism’ event

Local families went to flight school at Logan Airport Saturday, for its 11th annual “Wings for Autism” event.

The event acts as a kind of "travel dress rehearsal" for families with children on the autism spectrum.

To help ease the stress of flying, families do a dry-run of the check-in, security, and boarding procedures.

Organizers said the program helps airport employees just as much as the families.

"It’s important for the families to repeat the process, but also it’s important for us at Logan to reach out to the community and help our families that need special assistance in the process of flying,” Massport Deputy Director of Aviation Customer Service Brad Martin said.

Organizers said 1,200 kids have gone through the program.

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