In this zoo children with autism won’t be scared

by Angelica Basile - 2017.07.18
In this zoo children with autism won’t be scared
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The city of Akron (Ohio) has inaugurated its first autism-friendly zoo, the second one in the United States. After the successful experience of the zoological garden in Birmingham (Alabama), the state of Ohio has decided to give the same possibility to its little citizens with special needs. The zoo is, in fact, equipped with quiet rooms, where children on the autism spectrum can relax because in these areas lights and noises, that usually annoy these children, are reduced. But the story does not end here. The zoo has made available for children some special bags containing anti-stress objects and earphones to lessen roars and confusion. A series of precautions that make possible for little visitors to enjoy the park, also the areas where there are animals whose sounds are particularly high-pitched or deep.

Published in Autism, Mental disability.
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