AMC is partnering with the Autism Society to offer sensory-friendly movie experiences. This includes the lights being turned up and the sound down. People are able to get up and move around if needed. They offer the sensory-friendly film program on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences). Every theatre will have different times and showings, make sure you check ahead of time.
NEW sensory-friendly jump time for our special needs community only, every First Sunday of the month from 10 am-12noon (time/date varies per location).
No flashing lights, no whistles, low music level, and less crowded. We invite you and your family to join us! Reduced rates available (varies per location). Open to sensory-sensitive individuals, their siblings, and caregivers only.
Everyone deserves the chance to enjoy an experience at the movie theater, but we understand that certain sensitivities can make this challenging. B&B Theatres, however, is committed to creating environments where cinema lovers of all types can watch a movie in comfort and without fear of judgment or rebuke. To better accommodate our guests with varying levels of disabilities or needs, we host Sensory Friendly viewings in association with particular films. These showtimes feature brighter auditorium lighting, lower audio levels, and are open and available for folks that may have trouble in conventional cinema settings.
Science is meant to be a hands-on experience. On the 2nd Sunday of the month from 10-11:30 am, designed for children on the spectrum and for those with sensory processing issues.
The place where a kid can be a kid. Chuck E Cheese offers Sensory Friendly Sundays on the first Sunday of the month at select locations. Their Sensory Friendly events include trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit.
Everyone deserves the chance to fly... The All Abilities program at iFly allows people of All Abilities to come and fly regardless of physical or cognitive challenges. We have specially trained flight instructors who can accommodate anyone based on specific challenges.
These classes meet at Faith Journey Church of the Nazarene, in Olathe, on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. These classes offer a fun hands-on experience for students to interact with other children their age and to work on social skills. They use the Me and My World Social Skills Game Boards and Curriculum to address social situations that students can understand. They specialize in working with children Everyone loves a hayride in the fall season. Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch has gone the extra step to provide that experience to individuals with mobility issues with several ramps and trailers to help give everyone a great experience at their pumpkin patch.
The KC Zoo offers the Sensory Friendly KC Zoo app that helps parents or caregivers plan out a day at the zoo. This app offers a preview of a variety of exhibits around the zoo, including the Variety KC Exploration Play area, which is dedicated to children with special needs.
The Kansas City Royals are known for hosting an Autism Awareness Night at the K with Autism Speaks every year. But they have gone even farther to give access to America's pastime to everyone in KC. At Kauffman, you will find two quiet zones to give guests needing a break from cheering fans and the crack of the bats. The Royals have also make noise-canceling headphones available for guests to check out for a game. The Royals offer a social story about coming to Kauffman and cheering on our boys in blue on their site. Let's Play Ball!
The Kauffman Center is home to some of KC’s most recognized performing art companies. These companies put of multiple sensory-friendly events and shows throughout the year, including the Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker. The Kauffman Center also offers access to Serenity Rooms, Sensory Kits, and universal changing tables are supported by Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City. There is an Accessibility at the Kauffman Center guide available to download on their site.
Kansas City’s most well-known museum hosts low sensory mornings an hour before the official opening, individuals can enjoy hands-on art activities and art in the galleries in a quiet, low-stimulation environment. They also offer customized tours and experiences for individuals with disabilities. The Access Program at the Nelson Atkins includes tours and customized art classes for groups as well as tours in American Sign Language and public events such as Deaf Cultural Festival.
The National Museum and memorial for WWI in the heart of Kansas City is helping individuals with sensory concerns. For individuals with special sensory needs, audio tours tell the World War I story without distracting or overwhelming background noise. They also offer special tours for guests with visual impairments.
Wings for Autism offers a chance for individuals with Autism to "rehearse" what it is like to travel by place. They offer virtual support and assistance for families who have a child with Autism or an intellectual or developmental disability when traveling by plane.