Chuck E. Cheese’s Launches Special Day for Kids with Special Needs

A new sensory-friendly event is underway at a place that’s like Las Vegas for kids!

Chuck E. Cheese’s has started "Sensory Sensitive Sundays" at locations nationwide, including some in our area.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey checked out the program Thursday from Dickson City.

The corporation has teamed up with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).  Organizers say the “program aims to provide children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs the opportunity to experience the fun of visiting Chuck E. Cheese's."

Here's what to expect at the Sensory Sensitive Sundays:

  • Fewer people and noise
  • Dimmed lighting
  • No show, music, or radio
  • No costumed characters walking around.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays will occur on the first Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the restaurants at 1003 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City and 2120 Wilkes-Barre Township Market Place, Wilkes-Barre.

Although admission is free, there are fees associated with the food and games.

Click here for a list of participating locations nationwide.

5 comments

  • lizzyybee

    I think that this is a great idea however, two hours on church hours? Hmm who exactly are they helping, like a small amount of children whose parents don’t go to some religious activity on Sunday and/or who wake their kids up early if not?

  • The Wheels On The Bus Go Round And Round

    So just order some takeout pizza and stay home. Funniest thing I have read in WEEKS!!! Sensory Sensitive Sundays means fewer people how? If they are advertising for special needs kids to come on Sundays will there be reservations required? Limit on how many people are allowed in the place at one time? Makes as much sense as a football bat.

  • ???

    I wouldnt take my kids to Chuck E Cheese ever. Its a hive of germs and racket. Thats just what an autistic kid needs is more noise. Ever see one have a fit when it gets too loud? hahaha Great idea NOT.

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