Making Special Needs Children Feel Comfortable

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The loud noises and bright lights at Chuck E. Cheese might not bother some of us.

But it could cause distress to a child with special needs.

That is why Chuck E. Cheese is turning down the volume on their games this Sunday, in hopes to make autistic kids feel more comfortable.

Susy Perez – Familia Azul Autisimo, “He’ll be he’ll be OK at some point and then he starts like he’ll stare he’ll stop and stare at a light if it’s too bright.”

Down By The Border, Order of Alhambras and Familia Azul Autismo are the organizations that planned the event.

Dr. Manuel Mendoza – Order of Alhambras, “We encourage or help out kids with special needs.”

This is the first time Chuck E Cheese will host an event of this kind.

Patty Garcia – Chuck E. Cheese Manager, “We’re going to have some games that are going to be very low in volume we’re going to have some games that are going to be low in light because that is what triggers a special kids. “

Parents met with the manger and Chuck E Cheese employees to see what accommodations and modifications would be best for the children with special needs.  Down by the Border hopes more restaurants will jump on board.

Sergio Zarate – Down By the Border Coordinator, “We have to step out and show other restaurants that it can be done.”

Down by the border will be providing the children with free tokens to kick off the first sensory sensitive sunday on february 12.

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