Sesame Place is the First Autism Certified Theme Park

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Sesame Place is now officially autism certified.

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Sesame Place has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to become the first theme park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center.

So that every family has an enjoyable and memorable visit, Sesame Place is proud to offer the following specialized services for guests with autism and other special needs, including:

  • Quiet rooms
  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Low sensory areas
  • Low sensory parade viewing
  • Quieter dining options
  • Ride accessibility guide

Sesame Place Team Members even receive specialized training (focused on sensory awareness, motor skills, communication, and environment) so they can cater to all children’s needs! ❤

Sesame Place’s opening day is April 28th, 2018.

More Deets: Sesame Place features over a dozen kid-friendly rides, 9 family-friendly water rides, live Sesame Street shows, and a parade every day and is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania!

We love that Sesame Place is creating fun for ALL kids!

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Comments 23

  1. Jeanette

    Wow. That’s awesome!!

    • Emily

      Awesome! Finally, a park where I don’t have to worry about others staring,. Because my son is different. We can be in a park, where there are parents with children who are also under the autism spectrum. And where the staff will be understanding of my child’s needs. Thank you, Sesame Place!

  2. Morna

    My little guy is a little too old for it but I’m so happy to hear this for other autism families. ❤

  3. MeliH

    That is SO cool!

  4. Janna

    Where is this located? We have 3 children with autism in my family. My daughter and 2 nephews.

    • Jenna

      About 30 minutes from Philly and 90 minutes from NYC. 🙂

  5. Rosa

    located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

  6. Heather

    That’s so awesome to hear that things might start looking up for parents with children on the autism spectrum. I have two children one is two and one is four both with Autisum. When we go to other parks it can be so hard for ppl to understand. This just makes me smile for these little kids to have a place now!! 😃

  7. Cherryluva

    This is AMAZING! kudos to you sesame place! Fellow autism mom here, this makes my heart so warm.

  8. Brandy

    My kiddo may be a little old for this but I will definitely be planning a visit this summer. Like other parents have said being somewhere and having a quiet area for him to regroup and not be stared at for being different ❤️❤️❤️ yay!!!!!!!

  9. cheapcheapgoesthemommy

    My son’s school celebrated Autism today. There were blue balloons and the words Autism spelled out. My son looked at me and said, mom, does it mean I don’t have to be scared anymore? The small town we live doesn’t talk about Autism…but it’s there! I was so sad he thought he had to hide it. I told him we love him just the way GOD made him and he can tell anyone he wants. I hate it took a sign at school for him to feel comfortable enough to tell other people at school.

    • Luv

      I cried reading that your son felt he had to hide it. I don’t have kids with autism but do have family friends that do. My heart goes out to you and May God continue to equip you with all you need in raising these awesome individuals. 🌺

    • Casey

      The school that I work at has an awesome Autism program. Those kiddos have an excellent teacher who does big awareness projects every April. I’m glad your son’s school is raising awareness and making him not feel so alone!

  10. Renee

    My mother-in-law told me about this last week. I have twin boys who are autistic and I relate to so many of the comments made here. It is so comforting to be around other families who are like yours and not feel the need to explain anything in answer to the stares people give you sometimes.

  11. Crystal

    I know this may be super weird. But.. I have a three year old daughter who is under the autism spectrum. I saw a bunch of people post about their children and I would love to be able to talk to a fellow mom going similar situations.

    • Morna

      It’s not weird at all. All of us felt alone and a little confused at the beginning of our autism journeys. I’m more of a Facebook messenger person than email. Morna Brown, there aren’t too many people with that name on there. 😉

    • ProudMama

      There is a really wonderful lady that I follow on Facebook. She is so full of knowledge, but shares her information with her followers; she actually responds to questions when you ask her, & she is still humble enough to ask questions from her readers. Her blog & FB posts have lit a path for me during the darkness. It was really helpful for me to read about her journey with her two sons with autism. I feel she helps tens of thousands of people across the globe, by giving them courage, inspiration, & hope through her own experiences as she navigates uncharted waters herself.
      Facebook: life with greyson + parker
      I hope this can provide you some support as it did for me. *hugs*

  12. Stephanie

    Just a side deal but if u are planning a trip to Florida theme parks and are NOT a resident of VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX or CA you can buy the super grover pass for sesame place and pick it up at any location (we picked ours up at sea world orlando). This pass is currently $238 and the SAME pass at sea world is $336. It comes with ALL the benefits of a PLATINUM annual pass at sea world orlando and allowa entry into all 10 sea world associated parks with free preferred parking and ride-again priveleges. If you wait until black friday the pass cost me $186 last year and was valid for 14 months…. cost me the same as a 2 day sea world/busch gardens pass!!!

  13. Corey

    There’s also a place here in San Antonio called Morgans Wonderland that is accessible for all abilities. They just opened the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park. Here’s a small snippet:
    Morgan’s Wonderland, located in San Antonio, Texas, was built in the true spirit of inclusion to provide a place where all ages and abilities can come together and play in a fun and safe environment. Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities for everyone, and all are welcome! Come play with us!

    • Elizabeth

      I second Morgan’s Wonderland. Excellent place. People come from all over the states for its accessibility and specific designs for all children to enjoy.

  14. DeeC

    I believe the park has a Autism day every year. It may be still be free of charge.

  15. Kelly K.

    So awesome! Glad to hear this. 🙂

  16. GotItTogetherish

    So awesome and so needed!!

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