Sensory Friendly Saturday

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Sensory Friendly Saturday
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Sensory Friendly Saturday at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation is an event designed for guests on the autism spectrum and with other sensory processing disorders. For this event, a variety of accommodations, activities and more have been put into place to create an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for our guests.

Prior to this event, staff members of The Henry Ford participated in Michigan Autism Safety Training (MAST) provided by the Autism Alliance of Michigan to better understand the characteristics of autism and how to recognize and communicate with someone with autism.

Your experience includes:
Event map showing locations of loud sounds, bright lights and quiet zones in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Select loud sounds turned off or minimized in exhibits.

Noise-cancelling headphones and earplugs available for guests.

Quiet zones marked off by signage as calming spaces for guests.

A social narrative created by the Autism Alliance of Michigan for Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation showing what families might see, hear, smell, taste and touch.

Special activities designed for children with a range of abilities. For more information about activities, click here.

Sensory friendly screenings at the Giant Screen Experience, in which the lights are turned up and the sound is turned down. (Giant Screen Experience tickets are required to view these films.)
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