Open 2 hrs prior to departure, Closes 45 min prior to departure
Su, Mon, Th, Fr: 4:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tu, Wed, Sat: 4:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Daily: 4 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Daily: 3:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In partnership with ThedaCare and the Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin, ATW provides a Quiet Room for children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges, including autism where they can go to stim or retreat when feeling overstimulated. The room offers a quiet soothing place for one to feel calm, focused, and centered. There is a Quiet Room located before and after TSA and is open for anyone to use.
Knowing what to expect before arriving at the airport can help reduce stress and anxiety for people with autism or other disabilities. This video shows the various steps you’ll take when you get to the airport, from checking in at the airline counter to collecting baggage.
“We have twins on the spectrum and both completely opposite. Our daughter can’t handle too much sensory input whereas our son needs a lot of sensory input. This event really gave us an idea on how both children would respond to the process of air travel. It also gave our kids a mental picture of what to expect with air travel…” – Jacqueline Braemer