Cincinnati Family Magazine

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May 25, 2024

It’s Autism Awareness Month

Discover these accommodating attractions in the tri-state who celebrate differences year-round.

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive | cincinnatiartmuseum.org | 513-721-2878
The CAM has social narratives available on their website. The front desk and Rosenthal Education Center both have sensory headphones and fidgets available for guests to borrow. The CAM also offers monthly Sensory Saturday events and accessibility group tours.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
3400 Vine St. | cincinnatizoo.org | 513-281-4700
Zoo Access for All provides families access to many useful tools including sensory maps, multiple social narratives, visual supports and more! The zoo also has sensory bags available for check out at their Welcome Center.

Contemporary Arts Center
44 E. 6th St. | contemporaryartscenter.org | 513-345-8400
Sensory Friendly Mornings make the museum extra welcoming! There will be a variety of themed activities available at each session. Sensory bags are available at the front desk for guests to borrow.

Great American Ball Park
100 Joe Nuxhall Way | mlb.com/reds
Taking in a Cincinnati Reds game is full of excitement! For special needs individuals who need to take a break, the Sensory Room located in the TriHealth Family Zone provides a calm and quiet environment with a variety of tools available.

Cincinnati Cyclones
100 Broadway | cycloneshockey.com | 513-421-7825
Heritage Bank Center has sensory kids including antiglare glasses, noise-reducing ear covers, identification wristbands, a venue map, fidgets and more available at the customer service desk. There is a Social Narrative available online and be sure to check out the Sensory Friendly game on April 2.

Puzzle Pieces
puzzlepiecesohio.com
Shop local at this online store featuring fidgets, bubble tubes, weighted items and so much more.

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).