Six Flags in Jackson, NJ Will Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation
All 26 Six Flags locations across the country will earn the designation.
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- Trained staff who can identify visual cues that will help accommodate all guests
- A sensory guide for each ride and attraction so guests can make informed choices about which rides they will enjoy
- In-park sensory spaces where guests can relax if things get overwhelming
- Expanded food options to meet everyone’s dietary needs
- Accessibility Guides, which will be available at each park and on the Six Flags website
“IBCCES is extremely excited to work with a family of parks with this level of commitment,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES board chairman. “So many families just need more communication and understanding from parks and other attractions, so they can make those memories together that we all cherish. In some cases, small changes can make a huge impact, and our certification program ensures each park is committed to long-term growth and understanding, not just a one-time training.”
Six Flags will also be the first family of amusement parks to implement the IBCCES Accessibility Card, which guests will be able to use to identify important accommodations at certified attractions worldwide. The cards will be free and guests can register for one online. For more information on Six Flags’ accessibility and accommodations that suit your child’s individual needs, visit the Six Flags website.
"As a person on the spectrum, it is exciting to see more parks taking the extra steps to accommodate all guests," Dr. Stephen Shore said. "The commitment Six Flags is making to a true certification process is impressive and means so much to millions of individuals and families. Creating family memories and recreation are essential for both individuals with ASD and their families as a whole."
Main Image: Autism Day at Six Flags. Courtesy Six Flags