Chuck E. Cheese's is doing something no other food-chain has ever done before. They will be offering sensory-friendly play-times for kids with autism and special needs at many of their locations.
On the first Sunday of the month, the company will open two hours early to host "Sensory Sensitive Sundays," where they will provide reduced lighting and noise for those with sensory issues.
Senior director of media and advertising at CEC Entertainment Ami Anderson says, "our tagline is, 'Where A Kid Can Be A Kid.' So we want to ensure we extend this idea to kids who otherwise may not be able to enjoy Chuck E. Cheese’s due to the sensory overload."
The website says staff members are trained to accommodate the needs of children on the autism spectrum as well as those with sensory issues.
If you're interested in taking someone, The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes:
• Less crowding and noise
• Dimmed lighting
• Show and music turned off or down
• Limited appearances by Chuck E. Cheese
• Food and games are offered
Many locations across Southern California will be participating, including in Burbank, Carson, Chino, Corona, Long Beach, Fullerton and more!
A full list of participating locations can be found on the company's website.