Autism Friendly Sensory Room
The Youth Fair has partnered with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University to create a special sensory room, making this area autism-friendly.
The sensory room is available for individuals with ASD and related disabilities including learning difficulties, developmental disabilities, or sensory impairments. It provides the ability to utilize the space to de-escalate in a safe environment. Individuals will be able to take a break in a quiet, air-conditioned space that includes a matted floor, calming lights projected on the wall, relaxing sounds, ample seating, and interactive activities. The sensory room can accommodate up to twelve guests. Individuals will be able to access the sensory room for up to fifteen minutes at a time so that the room can remain available for anybody that needs to take a break and relax before continuing to enjoy their time at the Youth Fair.
“Creating a special sensory room is important to us. We want everyone to be able to experience The Youth Fair. Providing a sensory-friendly environment allows families to spend more time together, while enjoying the diverse elements of The Youth Fair. We appreciate the support and guidance from CARD to guide us through the process,” stated Eddie Cora, President of The Fair.
Sensory Room Hours
The Sensory Room is open during regular operating hours of The Youth Fair closing at 10 pm daily. The Sensory Room will not be open during School Field Trips
Sensory Room Rules
Click here for Sensory Room Rules.