UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Sesame Street’s theme park in Philadelphia has become the world’s first theme park to receive an autism accreditation.
Staff who work at the American TV show park have completed their training on autism sensitivity and awareness and are ready to open for the new season at the end of April.
The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards presented the award as part of U.S. National Autism Awareness Month.
People with autism can struggle with sensory overload so often don’t react well to queues, loud music and bright lights.
The park will host quiet rooms for children and a sensory guide for parents; to help ease the sensory disorder.
This news comes about a year after Sesame Street introduced a new character with autism on to the show.
Most of the staff who work on the show also went through training and were educated on autism.