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 There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.

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Become a member of The Arc today and join the largest advocacy group in the US working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be fully included as citizens who live, learn, work, and play in their community.

Why Should I be a Member?

More than 78 years ago, parents and families like you started The Arc of King County as a grassroots organization of members who wanted to improve the lives of children with disabilities. These many decades later, YOUR VOICE contributes to strengthen our grassroots movement. Your membership helps to keep our services free and it also increases our voting power on national issues with The Arc of the US. History has shown that the collective voice has considerable influence, so we invite you to be part of our collective voice as a member.

You Get Great Benefits!

Your membership at The Arc of King County includes:

  • Membership in the State and National Arcs
  • A vote at The Arc of King County’s annual meeting in March
  • Informed communication and news alerts from a trusted source
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities
  • A stronger community of powerful voices
  • Inclusion of everyone to thrive as equal, valued, and active participants of our community

Your membership is valid for one year. Your $25 contribution covers the cost of membership, and ensures that all members have a voice, regardless of their ability to pay membership dues.

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The Arc of King County, in collaboration with The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), hosts Wings for Autism® at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

About Wings for Autism®

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Wings for Autism®, one of The Arc’s national initiatives, is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals.

Wings for Autism® is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism spectrum disorders experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding a plane.

Wings for Autism® also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals, and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact, and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment. Part of the training that we provided for airport personnel was this short video which demonstrates what it is like for individuals who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder to experience the world around them. 

Additional Information 

For a background look into the Wings for Autism® event, check out this training video created by The Arc of US.

For information in Somali click here.

For information in Vietnamese click here.

For information in Spanish click here.

‘Click here’ to view a social story for Wings for Autism. This material can be used to help prepare individuals for social interaction and for public events such as Wings for Autism®.

'Click here' to watch the 2014 Wings for Autism® video.

We hope you enjoy our photos capturing the excitement and fun of the January event!

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