Navigating MSP Airport

Having a child with special needs can make travel intimidating. Navigating MSP Airport helps ease the anxiety with free, monthly practice runs through the airport. A partnership between the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Fraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this program will allow you to: 

  • Experience TSA security
  • Explore the terminal
  • Board a plane and meet a pilot
  • Prepare for takeoff
  • Gather helpful tips, info & resources

Social Story

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To register, send an email to shelly.lopez@mspmac.org and include the following information:

  • Which month you are interested in attending (see dates below) 
  • First, middle, last names and birth dates of yourself and anyone you’re bringing with you
  • A phone number
  • Also include any information that may be helpful to us (child is a runner, doesn’t like to be touched, in a wheelchair, anxious, etc.)

Upcoming events: 

  • November 3, 2018 – 1 p.m. at Terminal 1-Lindbergh
  • December 1, 2018 – 1 p.m. at Terminal 1-Lindbergh

Questions? Contact Shelly Lopez at 612-726-5239 or Shelly.Lopez@mspmac.org

Additional Resources

Download MSP Airport's Navigate MSP app - for Androids and iPhones. Interactive content helps you and your family get ready for travel through MSP Airport!

View information from the TSA on traveling with disabilities and medical conditions.