With special sensory friendly shopping hours, JC Penny gave families with children with sensory issues the ability to go back to school shopping and Toy R Us gave the ability for children with sensory issues to enjoy toy shopping. Now Chuck E Cheese is jumping on the sensory friendly band wagon by teaming up with the Center for Autism and Related Diseases (CARD), to give children a toned-down arcade experience. The event is hosted at a Chuck E Cheese in Attleboro, MA on the first Sunday of every month. The store is calling the experience “Sensory Friendly Sunday.” In a press release the Attleboro store manager stated "We are excited to provide a special opportunity every month for sensory sensitive families to enjoy their favorite pizza and games in a safe and friendly environment of tolerance and understanding," The events started on November 4th and lasted from 9 am to 11 pm. Additional to the Attleboro location, a store in Glen Burnie, MD holds the same kind of events every second Sunday of the month. These stores are setting a great example and hopefully this idea will spread to Chuck E Cheeses across the nation. Read more about these events here.
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