|These venues and events are created specifically for autistic people to enjoy. Usually, they are well planned and have lights, sounds and scents that are gentle for kids and adults on the spectrum.|
Autism-friendly events and venues are particularly created for autistic children and their families. These events and venues are organized to help autistic people have a pleasant experience in the company of their loved ones. As we already know, people in the autism spectrum disorder usually go through sensory overloads that can cause meltdowns that make it difficult for them to enjoy specific activities. That is why these recreational alternatives were created.
What makes an event or venue “autism-friendly”?
Events and places for autistic people are usually trendy in metropolitan cities, like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. However, there are many other places where families can enjoy with members of the spectrum.
From zoos, theaters, and cinemas, people are taking the time and effort to support people on the autism spectrum by modifying their public spaces. These modifications usually consist of:
- Lowering sounds and minimizing bright lights to avoid sensory assaults.
- Fewer rules when it comes to getting up and moving around or making noises.
- Special shows and events created only for families with autistic members.
Others such as:
- Less competitive (or non-competitive) sports leagues.
- Small and less demanding classes, such as dance, yoga or swimming.
Autism-friendly venues and events bring a significant amount of benefits for autistic children and their families. Some of these benefits are:
- These events and venues have prepared staff, ready and willing to help your autistic child accommodate. They are also well-prepared to deal with certain sensory issues or anxieties attacks that might happen during the event.
- Autism-friendly events are created and designed to be easy-going for both parents and children.
- These events are ideal to unite parents and siblings who rarely go out with their autistic relative.
- Parents will likely be less anxious or stressed because other families that understand they will surround them.
Autism Speaks share on their web page an autism-friendly event finder. There you can discover plenty of events and venues depending on your location. You can find more information here.
|Autism-friendly events and venues are created to help increase acceptance and understanding of the Autism Spectrum Disorder.|
Autism Soccer usually performs activities focused on soccer that help these autistic children to develop socially, physically, and emotionally in the company of other children with the spectrum and with volunteers and staff prepared and willing to help. For more information, do not hesitate and contact us in social media.
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