Last month, our speech-language graduate students, undergraduates, and two clinical professors volunteered at the Dane County Regional Airport at the Wings for All event! Wings for All gives individuals with developmental disabilities a “dress rehearsal” of the airport and flying experience. Attendees practiced checking in in at the ticket counter, going through security, and getting on a plane to experience the sights and sounds.
Our speech-language pathologists Alyson Eith and Kimberly Schopen Caul trained the Transportation Security Administration and Delta Air Lines staff on strategies for communicating with individuals with disabilities. The day ended with a reception and encouraging words from Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive.
This program was put on by the Arc Dane County. Arc-Dane County advocates for educational, employment, residential, and social opportunities for individuals with disabilities.