AIR - Helping Families Soar

Wendy Ross, MD & Founder of AIR


“Thanks to this program my daughter has learned that vacations are in fact a wonderfully fun family experience. Autism has not been able to hold Genavieve back on seeing the world!”
-Melanie Catanese, parent

"It is such a rewarding experience for me and my fellow crew members, knowing that we are able to open up a whole new world of air travel for these special children and their families."
-Captain Richard A. Parella Assistant Chief Pilot, United Airlines


Community inclusion is a priority for families.

It improves functional living now and increases the chances of future independence.

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The number of individuals affected by autism increases every year.

Inclusion of this population creates opportunities for everyone.

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Extending clinical experience to the community requires skill.

Engaging multi-disciplinary. Clinicians and patients in a real world setting provides real value for all.

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