TSA recognizes the Amputee Coalition, All Dulles Area Muslim Society for contributions to traveler experience

National Press Release
Monday, September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today recognized two northern Virginia organizations for their work to help the agency ensure fair and lawful treatment of all passengers during the agency’s 17th Annual Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference held in Arlington, Virginia.

TSA recognized the Amputee Coalition of Manassas, Virginia, and the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center of Sterling, Virginia, with the TSA Disability and Multicultural Coalition Partnership Award. The organizations both provided invaluable service and contributions to TSA to enhance the traveler experience and ensure fair and lawful treatment of all passengers, while keeping the highest standards of transportation security. 

The Amputee Coalition is a donor-supported nonprofit that reaches out to and empowers people affected by limb loss so they can achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy. It also promotes limb loss prevention. 

TSA recognized the Amputee Coalition for its continued collaborative work and for providing TSA with the opportunity to share information about TSA’s programs and initiatives beneficial to this year’s Annual Amputee Coalition Conference participants. In addition, the Amputee Coalition developed webinars on “Amputee Coalition and Limb Loss” and “Prosthetic Primer and Transportation Security Administration” for the TSA workforce and published articles about TSA programs and initiatives for the Amputee Coalition Magazine, inMotion. The Amputee Coalition continues to be a resource that contributes to the development of effective policies and programs for the disability community. 

The ADAMS Center is a not-for-profit organization that has grown into one of the largest Muslim communities in the Washington, D.C. area. It provides religious, social, and educational services to enable the Muslim community. The organization contributes to the betterment of society by embodying and exemplifying leadership, excellence and peace. 

TSA recognized the ADAMS Center for their ongoing partnership in enhancing TSA publications for travelers, and providing input on job aids, especially the passenger support specialist training module, to improve cultural competency.  The ADAMS Center has also provided critical input about traveler experiences to improve the airport screening engagements. 

This year’s Disability and Multicultural Coalition Conference theme “Building Momentum” focused on the people, process and technology improvements TSA is making to enhance the screening experience for all passengers with disabilities and medical conditions as well as passengers from religious and cultural groups. 

Held annually, the conference brings together TSA leadership and organizational leaders representing various religious, cultural, and disability communities to discuss security screening and issues of concern to coalition constituencies. To join the coalition, contact TSA here.