Navigating MSP Airport

Having a child with special needs can make travel intimidating. Navigating MSP Airport helps ease the anxiety with free, monthly practice runs through the airport. A partnership between the Metropolitan Airports CommissionFraser and the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM), this program will allow you to: 

  • Experience TSA security
  • Explore the terminal
  • Board a plane and meet a pilot
  • Prepare for takeoff
  • Gather helpful tips, info & resources

Social Story

Read the Navigating MSP social stories now:


To register, fill out this form, and submit it to NavigatingMSP@mspmac.org

Upcoming events: 

  • March 7, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020
  • July 11, 2020
  • August 1, 2020
  • September 12, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • December 5, 2020

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

REAL ID Compliance

Minnesota air travelers must obtain a "REAL ID" Minnesota driver's license or identification (ID) card if they want to use one to board a commercial flight in the U.S. after Oct. 1, 2020.

More information about REAL ID can be found on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's website.

Please note that a valid U.S. passport, military ID or enhanced ID will continue to be accepted for air travel after the Oct. 1 deadline, regardless of whether an individual has a REAL ID.

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.