Philadelphia Eagles Build a Sensory Room Inside Their Stadium
According to the Philadelphia Eagles website, the Philadelphia Eagles have partnered up with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for this project and they are the first sports franchise to have a 500 square foot sensory room in their stadium.
The room has noise cancelling headphones, weighted lap pads and many other tools and toys available for kids to enjoy. The room was opened this past weekend during training camp practice and proceeds from the camp, which was over half a million dollars, was donated to the Eagles Autism Challenge. The sensory room will be a great way for families to enjoy the Eagles' stadium, even if their child has sensory challenges.
Eagles' employees even had to go through special training and get certified in order to work in the sensory room and that was conducted by trained medical professionals.
This is an amazing thing that the Eagles have done! To have something like this in their football stadium for children with limited communication skills.
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