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(Ireland) Dublin: LEGO exhibition to have "SENSORY FRIENDLY HOURS"


The new sensory-friendly hours, which will kick off from next Wednesday May 8th, will cater to Neurodiverse individuals, including people with autism, and will run every Wednesday morning from 11am to 1pm, and every Friday afternoon from 3pm to 5pm.

Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO Brick Exhibition’ in Dublin, already a massive hit with LEGO brick lovers of all ages since its opening here in March, is proud to announce the introduction of sensory-friendly hours, catering to neurodiverse individuals, including people with autism. Recognising the diverse needs of visitors, this initiative aims to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all LEGO brick enthusiasts. Or perhaps those with sensitive sensory needs who are looking for new Dublin experiences.

LEGO brick building has long been cherished by many autistic individuals and children as a therapeutic outlet, often providing a calming and engaging release during times of overstimulation. As they immerse themselves in the world of LEGO brick building, they often find solace and relaxation, while allowing their creativity to flourish. Equally LEGO brick building has long been praised as a brilliant play-learning option for children, as they must both get creative, while also strategically think and plan about the structure and dynamics of what they plan to build.

Dimmed lighting to reduce visual stimulation

Elimination of background music to minimise auditory distractions

Reduced capacity per hour to create a quieter and more spacious atmosphere

Sensory stations with tactile materials for those who may benefit from additional sensory input

Staff members available to assist, guide and accommodate visitors (note however that they are not trained special needs therapists and all children must have an appropriate guardian with them at all times)

A special ‘quiet zone’ will be added for those who may need a moment to relax in a private, quiet area. . .

Everyone is different 

Just remember, if something is advertised as a sensory or autism-friendly event, you should do your best to check what accommodations are offered, and that they fit you or your child’s specific needs. Neurodiverse needs vary hugely among individuals, so these sensory friendly hours may be suitable for many autistic or neurodiverse people, but may not accommodate your needs or your child’s specific needs.


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