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Chuck E. Cheese’s Launches Special Day for Kids with Special Needs

A new sensory-friendly event is underway at a place that’s like Las Vegas for kids! Chuck E. Cheese’s has started “Sensory Sensitive Sundays” at loc...

A new sensory-friendly event is underway at a place that’s like Las Vegas for kids!

Chuck E. Cheese’s has started "Sensory Sensitive Sundays" at locations nationwide, including some in our area.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey checked out the program Thursday from Dickson City.

The corporation has teamed up with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).  Organizers say the “program aims to provide children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs the opportunity to experience the fun of visiting Chuck E. Cheese's."

Here's what to expect at the Sensory Sensitive Sundays:

  • Fewer people and noise
  • Dimmed lighting
  • No show, music, or radio
  • No costumed characters walking around.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays will occur on the first Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the restaurants at 1003 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City and 2120 Wilkes-Barre Township Market Place, Wilkes-Barre.

Although admission is free, there are fees associated with the food and games.

Click here for a list of participating locations nationwide.