Chuck E. Cheese's and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will start offering Sensory Sensitive Sundays at 11 Massachusetts locations starting Sunday, Feb. 5.
This joint event at Chuck E. Cheese's locations throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey will 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.
After a successful pilot run at the Attleboro location last November, both organizations decided to expand Sensory Sensitive Sundays to include 54 Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants. The program officially launched earlier this month.
The sensory-sensitive program provides the opportunity for families in the autism community to enjoy Chuck E. Cheese's with smaller crowds and less noise, dimmed lighting, no show or music playing, and limited costumed characters, all of which makes for an environment more suitable for children who face sensory challenges.
Held before the restaurant opens to the general public, Sensory Sensitive Sundays will typically take place from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month. The next event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, followed by Mar. 5, Apr. 2 and May 7, with the goal of expanding the program to all Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants nationwide later this year.
Massachusetts locations hosting Sensory Sensitive Sundays, starting Feb. 5:
Attleboro - 287 S. Washington St., Attleboro Burlington - Ten Wall St. (HWY. 95/3A), Burlington Danvers - 139 Endicott St., Danvers Everett - 29 Mystic View Rd., Everett Leominster - 100 Commercial Rd Ste. 68, Leominster Lowell - 209 Plain St., Lowell Methuen - 90 Pleasant Valley Rd., Methuen Natick - 801 Worcester, Natick North Dartmouth - 412-418 State Road 6, North Dartmouth Springfield - 1716 Boston Rd., Springfield Worcester - 50 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester
All full list of all 54 Northeast locations offering Sensory Sensitive Sundays can be found here.