Miami, FL,
19:56 PM

MIA resumes rehearsal tours for children with special needs

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, Miami International Airport hosted its first MIA Airport Instruction and Readiness (MIAair) tour since 2019 for more than 40 children with special needs. The tour allowed participants to walk through the airport travel experience from start to finish in a safe and controlled environment. Attendees included children from the Kendale Lakes Elementary School’s behavior management class.

The children, accompanied by their teachers or guardians, practiced entering the airport, getting boarding passes, going through security, and boarding an American Airlines plane. The program also served as a learning experience for airline and Transportation Security Administration workers at MIA. The goal of the MIAair program is for anyone - regardless of their disability - to experience the magic and wonder of flight.


To request materials in an accessible format, Sign Language Interpreters, CART services, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) public meetings and events, please email the ADA Office at or call the office at 305-876-7747 five days in advance to initiate your request. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).