Sesame Place is world’s first autism friendly theme park
2 April is Autism Awareness Day. People from across the world celebrated this day by holding various events, seminars and programmes on autism awareness.
The state of Pennsylvania in the United States marked the day by opening a theme park for children with autism. Its called Sesame Place and it has been designated a certified autism centre.
The park announced this news on their Facebook page. They said that it is their goal to provide every family with an enjoyable and memorable visit. They added that they are proud to offer specialized services to guests with autism and other special needs.
Sesame Place has ensured that their staff members have been sensitized to the needs of children with autism. They have received training in sensory awareness, program development, motor skills etc. They also have a ride accessibility program to make sure that disabled children can choose the rides that match them.
The park has also a few spaces where children with autism can take rest. These spaces have adjustable lighting and low sensory areas so that children can get away from the noise at the park. This new initiative has been welcomed by children with disabilities, their parents, and teachers from special schools.