DELIVERING FOR ALL FAMILIES
Learn how Brian Radle worked with the Autism Society of North Carolina to help build a dedicated Sensory Friendly Space at the ballpark. He was the first in Minor League Baseball to do this and hopes it becomes a trend.
All 30 MLB Clubs had events to raise awareness and fundraise for Autism Speaks during one home game in April, or on another home date this season. Autism Speaks created a Guide to the Game, a visual story to help prepare children and adults with autism for a day at the ballpark by walking them through the full experience in detail ahead of time. The special accommodations enable many families affected by autism to attend their first Major League Baseball game.
CREATING AN AUTISM-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
Here are some questions you should ask yourselves when trying to create an autism-friendly environment...
1. Visual sense (Sight)
2. Auditory sense (Hearing)
3. Touch and pressure sense
4. Olfactory sense (Smell)
5. Vestibular sense(Balance)
6. Proprioceptive sense (Space)
7. Who will use the space?
8. What the space will be used for?
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW...