Chuck E. Cheese's® Autism-friendly 'Sensory Sensitive Sundays' Entering Indiana with National Expansion | Hopebridge

Chuck E. Cheese’s® Autism-friendly ‘Sensory Sensitive Sundays’ Entering Indiana with National Expansion

Chuck E. Cheese’s® announced this week that they will be expanding their Sensory Sensitive Sundays across the U.S. and Canada, including Indiana and surrounding states. 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® in a sensory-friendly environment.

This program originally started as a three-month test in over 50 locations in the Northeast regions of the U.S., but due to its overwhelming success and interest from parents and organizations serving the autism community, Chuck E. Cheese’s® has extended this program nationally.

The official launch of the program will be Sunday, April 2, on World Autism Awareness Day and will take place on the first Sunday of every month going forward.

The program details include opening two-hours before the general public to allow families in the autism community to enjoy smaller crowds, dimmed lighting, the show and music turned down or off, and limited appearances of costumed characters. These changes make for an environment more suitable for those facing sensory challenges.

Here is the list of participating locations in Indiana and surrounding states:

Indiana

  • Evansville – 559 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715
  • Ft Wayne – 711 Coliseum Blvd. W., Ft Wayne, IN 46808
  • Indianapolis – 8804 South Us 31, Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • Kokomo – 1919 South Reed Road, Kokomo, IN 46902
  • Lafayette – 100 S. Creasy Lane #100, Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Merrillville – 2961 E. 80th Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Mishawaka – 822 W. Mckinley, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Kentucky

  • Bowling Green – 2625 Scottsville Rd. #300, Bowling Green, KY 42104
  • Florence – 7635 Mall Road, Florence, KY 41042
  • Lexington- 1555 E New Circle Rd #118, Lexington, KY 40509
  • Louisville – 2030 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220
  • Paducah – 5141 Hinkleville Road, Paducah, KY 42001

Ohio

  • Boardman – 521 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman, OH 44512
  • Dublin – 2711 Martin Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
  • Lima – 2809 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45805
  • Mansfield – 601 Richland Mall, Mansfield, OH 44906
  • Mayfield Heights – 1615 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
  • Mentor – 8000 Plaza Blvd., Unit J, Mentor, OH 44060
  • Miamisburg – 30 Prestige Place, Miamisburg, OH 45342
  • N. Canton – 6370 Strip Ave. North Wes, N. Canton, OH 44720
  • North Olmsted – 26104 Brookpark Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070
  • Sharonville – 1429 East Kemper, Sharonville, OH 45246
  • Toledo – 5077 Monroe, Toledo, OH 43623

Illinois

  • Arlington Heights – 41 W. Rand Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • Bloomington – 1701 Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Chicago – 5030 S Kedzie, Chicago, IL 60632
  • Joliet – 3250 Chicagoland Circle, Joliet, IL 60435
  • Melrose Park – 1315 North Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Naperville – 506 S. Route 59, Naperville, IL 60540
  • Peoria – 2601 W Lake, Peoria, IL 61615
  • Rockford – 3600 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
  • Springfield – 2369 Mcarthur Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704
  • Tinley Park – 16090 S. Harlem Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477
  • Vernon Hills – 700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 60061
  • Villa Park – 200 W. Roosevelt, Villa Park, IL 60181

Michigan

  • Canton – 42001 Ford Rd., Canton, MI 48187
  • Dearborn – 24399 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Flint – 3489 Miller Rd., Flint, MI 48507
  • Lansing – 5451 L West Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Novi – 44275 12 Mile Rd., Novi, MI 48377
  • Portage – 6175 S Westnedge, Portage, MI 49002
  • Roseville – 31920 Gratiot, Roseville, MI 48066
  • Saginaw – 5105 Bay Rd., Saginaw, MI 48604
  • Sterling Heights – 13745 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
  • Walker – 3108 Alpine Ave., Walker, MI 49544

Here is more information on the program and the complete list of participating locations: http://www.chuckecheese.com/sensory-sensitive-sundays