Many businesses and public spaces already provide sensory-friendly hours and other special accommodations for children with sensory sensitivities. We know how difficult it can be to locate information for these businesses. Use the map below to identify a business near you that is already supporting sensory inclusion.
What is a Sensory-Friendly Hour? | Our Directory | Sensory Scout Project
What is a Sensory-Friendly Hour?
Many businesses will advertise a sensory-friendly hour. A sensory-friendly hour is a way that a business can be more inclusive, by making minor modifications to allow a section of the population to participate, that would not otherwise be able to. Each business may make different modifications for their inclusion effort. Generally speaking, most sensory-friendly hours often include reduced noise, reduced lighting and possibly even reduced capacity.
Our directory has been expanded beyond our two locations of Chicagoland and New Hampshire. Use the map or search below to find a business across the U.S.A that has sensory-friendly hours, adaptive programming available, or has accommodations available outside of a sensory-friendly hour.
We have taken efforts to accurately maintain this information during COVID-19. However, you should always reach out directly to the business for specific details of what accommodations are available, as information is always changing.
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Sensory Scout Project
We are really excited to be launching our Sensory Scout project in partnership with the University of New Hampshire. We are working together to expand sensory inclusion in our community by:
- Making it easier to locate sensory supportive businesses through our site.
- Adding more businesses to our directory.
- Including more details, by individual sense, so you can be better prepared for a succesful family outing.