Sunny Days for Autistic Children: Sesame Place Designated World’s First Certified Autism Center
Posted on : 04-21-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Sesame Place is now officially a place where children with autism can “come and play”. In commemoration of the US National Autism Awareness Month, the Philadelphia theme park has recently been designated as a Certified Autism Center. Sesame Place is based on the legendary children’s television show Sesame Street which introduced its first autistic character last year. It is the first park in the world to attain this accreditation. Sesame Place collaborated with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to obtain the certification after its staff…
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Sesame Place Becomes First Theme Park To Earn Autism Accreditation
Posted on : 04-19-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Sesame Place in Philadelphia has become the first theme park in the world to receive an autism accreditation. It earned that accreditation by having its staff trained in sensitivity towards visitors with autism. The park has also added quiet rooms for children and a sensory guide for parents. The guide includes information about how the park’s rides and attractions might affect or overwhelm a child’s senses. Parents can use the guide to decide which attractions to visit and which ones to avoid. Autism is more formally known as autism spectrum…
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