Society is slowly adapting to the special needs community and this theme park is proof of that.

Sesame Place, right outside of Philadelphia, has become the first-ever "Autism-Certified" theme park. This is great news for the special needs community; a theme park outing can prove to be more stressful than fun for children on the autistic spectrum.

Children with autism are too often overstimulated at most carnivals and theme parks. says in order to achieve that certified status, employees must be trained in the areas that meet the needs of those within the autism and special needs communities. Sesame Place will feature low-sensory and sound sensitive rooms for autistic children that need a break from the theme park stimulation.

Hopefully, more theme parks will follow suit in the near future. Sesame Place is leading the way on the path to truly "all-inclusive" family excursions.


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