Incredible Sesame Street Theme Park: Designed For Kids With Autism

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Incredible Sesame Street Theme Park: Designed For Kids With Autism

Everybody knows Sesame Street, and it's part of our daily living. But did you know that they have opened a theme park designed for Kids with Autism? 

Yes, you read it right.

Sesame Place

The amusement park which opened yesterday, April 28, 2018, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania is named Sesame Place. The park features rides, activities as well as a lot of parades and music. 

Sesame Place® has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). A global leader in online training and certification programs to become the first theme park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC). And according to park's website, their goal is not only to provide enjoyable and memorable visit but give specialized services to guests with autism and other special needs.

Sesame Street characters

Aside from the park's features, what's most interesting about it is the staff members, who were all certified to work with families to ensure that their children’s needs are being met and are there to help them navigate the park more easily. Sensory guides, low sensory areas, quiet rooms, and quiet dining options make this a perfect theme park for all. Aside from the park's rides and parades, you will see Sesame Street characters walking, greeting and meeting guests; and what's more exciting is that they will be signing autographs. People will also meet Sesame Street’s first character with autism named Julia.

Sesame Place parade

We admire parents of autistic kids because they know how hard it is to enjoy family outings while dealing with their kids' sensitivities. As some can’t handle too much stimulation, Sesame Place designed special rides as well as some special areas where families can watch the crowds and parades from a distance, where they even include headphones to block out loud noises. Having these features will make both kids and parents not only enjoy their stay, but they will feel comfortable, too.

Happy family

In the past ten years, there has been an increase in children being born with autism, and it's really hard for kids and adults to deal with their everyday life. There are even some cases where autism sufferers aren’t able to do many of the things other children can do as easily.

Sesame Place in Pennsylvania.

Since April is an Autism Awareness Month, the management knew it was the right and perfect timing to open the park. While their goal is to meet the needs of children with autism, Sesame Place is really designed for all families and kids of different ages will surely enjoy the rides, games, entertainment, all fun!

Family enjoying their stay at Sesame Place.

Sesame Place themed park is the first ever amusement park to serve families with autism. Way to go!

“A child with autism is not ignoring you, they are simply waiting for you to enter their world.”

- Autism Treatment Center of America

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