Autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events happening in Baton Rouge

Autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events happening in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Families with children who are on the autism spectrum, have intellectual and developmental disabilities or have special needs can look forward to any of these autism-friendly, sensory-sensitive events happening in Baton Rouge. If you know of an event that you would like listed on this page, please send an email to news@wafb.com.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Chuck E. Cheese’s hosts Sensory Sensitive Sundays for families with children who are autistic or have other special needs. Participating locations will open two hours early on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors can expect reduced crowds, noise, dimmed lighting, limited appearances by Chuck E. and show music turned off or down. You can find more information here.

Sensory Friendly hours at the Knock Knock Children’s Museum offers low sensory hours once a month exclusively for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or sensory processing differences. During these hours, children and their families can enjoy exploring Knock Knock in a more comfortable and accepting environment. Sensory friendly hours include a less crowded environment, light and sound reduction and designated quiet rooms. You can find a full list of dates here.

EDUCATION:

Louisiana’s first charter school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, The Emerge School for Autism, welcomed its first class in August 2018. Click here for more information.

COMMUNITY NEWS:

Heartwarming: Family brought to tears after store employee aids young man with autism to stock shelves. Read more here

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