Incase you haven’t heard, the Chicago White Sox opened their 2019 home season by expanding the team’s inclusion efforts with a brand new Sensory Room located in Suite 460 as a new amenity at Guaranteed Rate Field and we could not be more excited! Some of our team members were able to visit the suite on Sunday, May 5, 2019 and we’re ready to tell the world about it!
The Sensory Room includes a quiet space with amazing elements such as textured wall fixtures and specialized lighting. Miss Cristy, Miss Michelle and Miss Kathy from Team ABCS enjoyed playing with sensory toys, wall mazes, and walking across the padded flooring. The room also included weighted blankets, large bean bag chairs and a safe area for field viewing so parents, family members, and siblings don’t miss the game!
After collaborating with KultureCity, a nonprofit that certifies sensory inclusion, the Sox staff also received specialized training to help them identify guests with a variety of sensory needs, such as those with Autism, PTSD, and dementia, so they can increase their ability to accommodate such guests. Sensory bags are also available at Guest Services on each level that include noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools, and even verbal cue cards!
But wait! It gets better…all of these amenities are FREE!
A big SHOUT OUT to The Chicago White Sox for expanding on Autism Awareness efforts and for allowing Team ABCS to take a tour of this awesome resource for our clients!
For more information about services for those with disabilities provided by the Chicago White Sox, please visit www.whitesox.com/inclusion Resources:
Guided by Ms. Michelle & Team ABCS
MLB News. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.mlb.com/press-release/white-sox-introduce-sensory-room-at-guaranteed-rate-field
WE RETHINK ACCESSIBILITY. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.kulturecity.org/
Chicago White Sox. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/community/baseball