LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Noisy crowds common at sports arenas can cause sensory overloads for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities.
Families of these children with special needs can find it to be virtually impossible to even enter the kind of commotion this environment often encourages.
T-Mobile Arena is working to address this issue with KultureCity, a non-profit recognized for creating inclusive experiences for those with sensory needs.
This is why T-Mobile Arena is now offering sensory bags for guests to check-out at Guest Relations kiosks throughout the facility.
Along with training being provided to arena employees, these bags can help with noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, fidget toys and more.
Jessica Stanley, Manager of Guest Experience at MGM Resorts, whose nephew is mildly autistic says, “Our company, our division has backed this 100 percent. We’re rolling this out here at T Mobile and we’re also in the works of getting it rolled out to all of the other venues here, so we’re excited.”
Guests can also download KultureCity’s app for a guide on T-Mobile Arena’s sensory inclusive features.