A brand new Multi-Sensory Room for kids with autism and other special needs had it’s grand opening Friday, April 19th, at Miami International Airport.
The room is designed to be a quiet area for young passengers with cognitive or developmental disabilities such as autism that provides a relaxing environment during the travel experience.
The children got a chance to play inside the multi-sensory room and spend time with their families and the other kids. There was a lot of happiness and excitement going around for all of them and some of the kids already had their favorite features of the room.
The room includes sensory-soothing fixtures such as an aquatic bubble tub, wall puzzles, cushioned seats and a light projector, all within a dimly lit space. It will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and it was created through a partnership between MIA and the Miami Beat Team from Leadership Miami’s Class of 2018, in consultation with UM-NSU CARD.
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