The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is spearheading an Enhanced Awareness Initiative at Midway and O’Hare Airports to better serve individuals with disabilities during their travels. CDA is training employees about multiple disabilities to improve awareness, understanding and accommodations, and employees will wear purple airplane pins to signify this Enhanced Awareness. Please feel free to approach all airport employees with questions or needs. The Aviation Accessibility Kits below, produced by The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP), The Hope Institute for Children and Families, and Have Dreams dovetail with this initiative to make traveling more enjoyable for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Although these kits were made with the help of CDA, they can be used for many other airports across the state and country.