As much as we would love to take Alex to a Husker game, we’re always worried about what happens if 80,000+ fans create sensory overload, or if sitting on those bleachers surrounded by that many people can get too cramped. What should be an amazing family and personal experience for him could be greatly disrupted. Having sensory-safe facilities for kids would be an excellent addition to Memorial Stadium and many other locations for our kiddos. It asks a lot of these teams/universities/owners, but it shows respect for our community and the challenges we face. Time will tell.
A university in Philadelphia joins the movement to offer autistic sports fans a place to get away from the noise and chaos when attending basketball games.