New airport program help those with special travel needs

Updated: 01/23/2014 12:11 PM
Created: 01/23/2014 7:23 AM WHEC.com

The Rochester Airport is working to make travel for people with special needs a little easier.  

There is now a new program called "Roc Your Flight". County Executive Maggie Brooks was joined by officials from the airport and the Arc of Monroe to make the announcement.

The program gives families of children with autism and other people with disabilities the chance to experience the airport and security screenings first hand before flying. 

John McCaffery, Rochester TSA Federal Security Director, said, "It is so important that the people in this community know that they're welcome at this airport and we want them to be traveling through Rochester to their destinations and their families and this program will make that happen for you."

The first "Roc Your Flight" course will be offered this weekend with more courses being offered again in the spring, summer and fall. 

For more information, or to sign up for this program, contact the Arc of Monroe at 585-271-0660, ext.1141 or cdoyle@arcmonroe.org.


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