(Cleveland) - The "Q" is now the first NBA arena to have a certified Sensory Room, which will offer a quiet space for fans dealing with sensory challenges.
Dr Julian Maha of the non-profit group Kulture City says sensory rooms are usually found in medical settings, but this is a space any fan attending a Quicken Loans Arena event can utilize.
The Sensory Room at the "Q" will provide a quiet space for fans with autism, early onset dementia, Post Traumatic Stress, Parkinson's or conditions where noise or over stimulation can be problematic.
Guest Relations Director Patrick Scanlon says full and part time team members have taken sensory awareness training to better assist fans during events.
In addition to quiet space, Scanlon says there are sensory bags available at no cost, which contain fidget toys, lap pads, noise canceling headphones and other resources.
Guests with sensory sensitivities who need a break from the noise will also have special exit/re-entry privileges.
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