The roar of the crowd, the boom of the sound system, the flash of fireworks — all part of the thrill for many fans who flock to NFL games, but for others, including those on the autism spectrum with sensory issues, the experience can be too much. Now a growing number of teams are including "sensory inclusive spaces" within their arenas to accommodate them. The Philadelphia Eagles , the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings have all opened rooms that provide a refuge for those who need to step away from the clamor. The spaces come equipped with dim lighting, sound-protected walls and sensory activities, including toys and games, with the goal of providing a reset. And Julian Maha, co-founder of KultureCity , the nonprofit that worked with the...
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NFL Season Kicks Off With Refuges For Fans With Sensory Needs To Take A Timeout