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Sensory Friendly Locales

  • Kids – and grownups – with sensory issues will enjoy Sensory Sensitive Science Hours, happening on select Sundays from 9 a.m.-noon at Carnegie Science Center. The safe and welcoming environment includes adjusted sound and lights, as well as special activities for a fun and educational experience. Mark your calendar for May 15, July 24, Sept. 4 and Nov. 13. To best prepare for your visit, check out the Science Center’s Adventure Guide, which includes facilities and exhibit information, along with sensory and accessibility questions. Sensory Sensitive Science Hours activities are included in general admission.
  • Before Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s monthly Super Science Saturdays, event planners make sure kids with sensory issues can enjoy the theme of the day. Sensory Friendly Hours allow families to come to the museum from 8:30-10 a.m. before the museum opens to the public, avoiding the clamoring crowd. Visitors can take advantage of tours and quiet zones. The upcoming subject on April 16 is all about eggs in nature: Eggstravaganza. Registration is $5.95 for kids and $9.95 for their grownups.

Assistive Technology

Advocacy Organizations

Autism Socities

  • Westmoreland County
    • Has Bowling Leauges on Sunday Nights in Greensburg during the school year
    • Has Sensory Skates in Latrobe one Monday a month during the school year

Other Advocacy Organizations

Noteworthy Adult Support Groups