West Mifflin, PA – As you’re planning your summer trips to amusement parks this year, Kennywood recently announced on its website that it is now a certified autism center.

That means that the theme park near Pittsburgh now trains its staff members to provide a better experience to people with sensory issues and other special needs.

The staff can give families a sensory guide, which shows how people with sensory processing issues might be affected by each ride.

They also have an official quiet room and adult changing tables.

If you ask, Kennywood can also lend you noise-cancelling headphones and give you a sensory bag, which includes ear plugs, coloring books and crayons, a fidget toy, and a squeezable ball.

Learn more at Kennywood’s webpage about what they offer for families who need extra services.

You can also learn more by reading the post on Kennywood’s new blog.

According to the website, “Kennywood is making a commitment to ensure all visitors, even those with sensory needs or on the autism spectrum, have an amazing experience. As part of this commitment, the amusement park recently earned the Certified Autism Center designation, which is awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations that have completed a training and review process with the goal to better serve individuals with autism and other sensory needs.”