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Johnson County, KS: Museum starts 'Sensory Friendly Mondays'

June 10, 2021, Johnson County, KS, Shawnee Mission Post: Johnson County Museum launches ‘Sensory Friendly Mondays’ for visitors who need calmer spaces https://shawneemissionpost.com/2021/06/10/sensory-friendly-mondays-124377/

Dim the lights, reduce the noise, and let them explore. Those were some of the things that made the Kidscape room in the Johnson County Museum a calm yet engaging place to be on a recent Monday for children with sensory challenges. On the first Monday of each month starting in June, the entire museum will be adjusted into a low-sensory environment, making it more accessible for children and adults with sensory processing challenges and their families…. Janette Foster, program supervisor for Britain Development, said her team was “really excited” for the partnership…. She said Sensory Friendly Mondays will be a great outlet for her family, especially as the weather gets hot and they look for fun indoor activities…. The museum has also set aside a quiet space for participants who become overwhelmed….


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