Saturday, July 2, 2011

Park Trains Staff on Autism Sensitivity

BRISTOL, Conn. — A day at a theme park offers a day of thrills and fun for families. But for someone with autism, the sights and sounds of such a fast-paced environment can become highly stressful, possibly leading to anxious behavior.
Lake Compounce theme park became aware of the challenges and special needs of people with autism about five years ago and has since been teaming up with the New England chapter of the Autism Speaks organization to help autistic children and adults feel welcome and comfortable at the park.

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