Pennsylvania's Americana Region wants to make sure that everyone can enjoy the many things to see and do. Whether you like the great outdoors, enjoy a festival or are just a food fanatic, we want everyone to have accessibility to be able to take part in the great things that happen here!Sensory Friendly The Accesible Outdoors
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Colebrookdale Railroad Sensory Friendly Train
Train Times: 11am and 3:30pm
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Reading Public Museum
First Monday of Month and the Following Sunday
Movie: The Secret Live of Pets
10:00 AM-12 PM
Within the Pennsylvania Americana Region, many of our great places have special events and happenings for those on the Autism Spectrum. These locations offer several ways to have their physical space designed and organized so that it’s autism friendly. You can take in a movie, go to the museum or even take a train ride knowing that these locations and events were designed especially for you or your family member in mind.
Sensory friendly means different things for different events and venues. At movie theaters it generally means the lights are on or dimmed only slightly throughout the movie. The sound is turned down lower than usual and getting out of your seat to stand up, talk, sing, or move are all things that are quite acceptable.
At other indoor events it may mean that crowds are smaller, the lights dimmed slightly, and their are limited character appearances. Many do not have the stage affects of a regular performance such as blinking lights and loud music. Getting up and moving is acceptable
It is of importance for anyone who lives or visits Pennsylvania’s Americana Region to enjoy what we have to offer. It is difficult for those who have accessibility challenges and their families. Our region is known for outdoor recreation and we want to make sure that we highlight those trails and outdoor recreation areas that are accessible to all. From the newly opened Silhouette Trail at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in the Northern area of the region, to Daniel Boone Homestead in the Southern part of the region and everywhere in between we want everyone to know that the great outdoors happens here!