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Chuck E. Cheese's Just Announced 'Sensory Sensitive Sundays' Catered To Special Needs Kids

By Collin Gossel

If asked to describe the typical Chuck E. Cheese's, most parents would talk of a barrage of lights and sound, interrupted by the screams of overexcited children and muffled sobs of tired mothers and fathers. These conditions are far from ideal, however, for children with special needs who are sensitive to light and sound. In a step towards inclusion, the children's pizza chain announced this week they would be opening two hours early on the first Sunday of every month for "Sensory Sensitive Sundays" so all children can experience the place where "a kid can be a kid."

On these Sundays, the lights will be dimmed and the sound will be lower. Chuck E. Cheese himself will also make an appearance. 

In a press release the chain commented:

Chuck E. Cheese's is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.