Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), formerly known as the Adirondack Museum, has partnered with KultureCity to make their campus sensory inclusive. This new initiative hopes to promote an accommodating and positive experience for all visitors with a sensory processing disorder.
The certification process entailed the staff at ADKX being trained by leading professionals on how to recognize those guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads will also be available to all ADKX guests who may feel overwhelmed by the environment. Visitors who may need a quieter and more secure environment will also have use of a dedicated sensory room designed by professional occupational therapists.
Sensory sensitivities or challenges with sensory regulation are often experienced by individuals with autism, dementia, PTSD and other similar conditions. One of the major barriers for these individuals is sensitivity to over stimulation and noise. With its new certification, ADKX hopes to be better prepared to assist visitors with sensory sensitivities in having the most comfortable and accommodating experience possible.
Prior to visiting, families can download the free KultureCity App where one can view what sensory features are available and where they can access them. Also, on the App is a preview of what to expect on a visit to ADKX.
KultureCity is a non-profit has created over 200 sensory inclusive venues in three countries, including the NFL Pro-Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, and MLB All Star Weekend the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quiet Space Sensory Room at Quicken Loans Arena.
More information is available on Adirondack Experience’s website.