The NBA’s Utah Jazz launched a sensory room for attendees on the autism spectrum.
The Utah Jazz worked with Vivint Smart Home, a company dedicated to helping create safe and secure homes for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. This sensory room is beneficial for many individuals on the autism spectrum and for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well.
This room will be opened in the Jazz’s Vivint Smart Home Area in Salt Lake City for debuting for Autism Awareness Month this April. The sensory room includes many games that helps stimulation for calming individuals down, depending on the certain needs that they have. Play therapy stations have been established in the room which helps children interact with others. Apple iPads will also be in the room and many children could interact with the iPads to play many games.
Nate Randle, stated to SportTechie, “Children with autism and their families are especially important to us as they face unique challenges, both at home and in other environments. Our goal is to help give these parents and families greater peace of mind, especially when they attend a Jazz game or other events at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.”
The Vivint Smart Home Arena is passionate about helping those with autism and other neurological disorders to help calm people down in arenas since it could be very chiatic and overwhelming for certain individuals. They hope that this room will bring peace for many families that have children with special needs and hope to make a difference in there visit to the stadium!