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RDM Will Partner With Alaksa Airlines and The Autism Society of Oregon to Host Autism Awareness Event

Jun-19-2019

“Sky’s the Limit!”

Travel can provoke anxiety in anyone. But for those with autism and their loved ones, the journey can be particularly daunting. On Saturday, October 19, 2019 Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) will partner with the Autism Society of Oregon and Alaska Airlines to host an event coined “Sky’s the Limit” to allow families a low-pressure travel trial run.

Participants will check in at the airport ticket counter, receive a boarding pass, go through the TSA security screening process, and board an Alaska Airlines airplane, with a real flight crew that will taxi on the RDM runway.

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Oregon – and the world. The “Sky’s the Limit” program also provides airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other airport personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment. This experience is equally useful for families that have a member with other intellectual or developmental disabilities that are concerned about the ability of their family member to travel. 

“Sky’s the Limit” is open to all ages, but due to Aircraft capacity, participation is strictly limited. Participants must sign up and provide passenger information in advance. Priority will be given to families with planned air travel and to new participants. All TSA and airline rules and regulations apply. Please contact The Autism Society of Oregon directly for an intake form at (503) 636-1676 or by email at Events@AutismSocietyOregon.org For more information visit www.autismsocietyoregon.org

The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism

Volunteer with ASO

ASO is always looking for volunteers to help in fund-raising activities, workshops, educational events, training sessions, and office tasks. We do not provide direct services, so we have limited opportunities to provide direct contact with children on the autism spectrum.

We are also happy to mentor interns.

If you have time and/or skills to offer, please contact us:

Tobi Rates, Executive Director, Autism Society of Oregon

Phone:  503-636-1676 (Portland area) or 1-888-AUTISM-1 (toll-free)

E-mail:  Tobi@AutismSocietyOregon.org 

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 2018.

Ray Prentice, Director Customer Advocacy, Alaska Airlines

Email: Ray.Prentice@AlaskaAir.com

 

Alaska Airlines Media Relations Phone: 206-304-0008 E-mail: newsroom@alaskaair.com