Many a trip to the amusement park has been cut short for the family after a few hours of sensory overload. Dollywood, in consultation with Autism Speaks has opened the first ever sensory calming room at the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee amusement park. Autistic children and their families can take a half hour break from the sensory overload that many autistic children experience at amusement parks. Lego’s announced plans for one also.
Big kudos to Dollywood and hope to see these as a common feature in the future.
Read about it here http://flip.it/BFJQe from CountryLiving.com and also in our Flipboard magazine
Or here http://flip.it/yB8._ from AutismSpeaks.com
Also check out Dollywood.com
This is one of our goals for the upcoming Netcademy, to provide a sensory calming room on the internet, as well as a source for learning. Hope you will join us! Stay tuned.