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Families take part in 'Wings for Autism' at Baton Rouge Metro Airport

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Metro Airport hosted "Wings for Autism" Saturday. 

The event was held because airport officials know that for those with Autism flying can be a stressful and tough task. 

"Wings for Autism" allows families to go through the scenarios of buying a ticket, going through security and boarding a plane. 

Officials say the goal is to make the process more familiar and easier for those with Autism. 

"They literally go through all the different stops like you would if you were going on a real trip," says Susanne Romig from The Arc Baton Rouge. "They check in with their boarding passes. They go through security. The adults have to take off their shoes off."

Organizers say that the event is also good for crew members who learn how to interact with autistic passengers.

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