Traveling with loved ones who have special needs can be intimidating. Navigating MSP Airport helps ease the anxiety with free, practice runs through the airport. A partnership between the Metropolitan Airports Commission, Fraser, and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this program allows you to: 

  • Experience TSA security screening procedures
  • Explore the terminal
  • Board a plane and meet a pilot
  • Prepare for takeoff
  • Gather helpful tips and resources
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to overwhelming interest in the program, only individuals/families who plan to fly in the near future can participate at this time. If you’re not flying, you will be put on a waitlist.

To inquire about an upcoming event, please fill out the registration form and send it to NavigatingMSP@mspmac.org. We will respond in 3-5 business days to confirm your registration or position on the waitlist.  

Upcoming events: 

  • February 3 at 1 pm
  • March 2 at 1 pm
  • April 6 at 1 pm
  • May 4 at 1 pm
  • June 1 at 1 pm
  • July 13 at 1 pm
  • August 10 at 1 pm
  • September 7 at 1 pm
  • October 5 at 10 am
  • November 2 at 1 pm
  • December 14 at 1 pm

Questions? Contact Shelly Lopez at 612-726-5239 or NavigatingMSP@mspmac.org.

Additional Resources

Download MSP Airport's Navigate MSP app - for Androids and iPhones. Interactive content helps you and your family get ready for travel through MSP Airport!

View information from the TSA on traveling with disabilities and medical conditions.

Social Story

Read the Navigating MSP social stories now:

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Our partners at the Autism Society of Minnesota have helped us develop a social narrative for the new travel guidelines at the airport. This guide walks through new protocols at the airport including: masks, social distancing, cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer and more. 


Download Staying Safe at the Airport and travel with confidence!