PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s getting easier for children with special needs to enjoy all the summer fun.
It can be challenging for children with autism to deal with the lights and sounds at museums, theaters and amusement parks.READ MORE: Father Of 18-Year-Old Killed In Sand Collapse On Toms River Beach Shares Message Remembering Son
Dr. Judith Miller, clinical training director for the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests parents select times for the outings when it’s quieter.READ MORE: PPA Adding Patrols To Monitor Illegally Parked Cars In Bike Lanes Amid Growing Number Of Bicyclists Killed In Philly
“If I’m working with a family whose child really loves animals and wants to be able to go to the zoo I usually recommend the family buy a membership so they can go in short trips and make each of the short trips more successful.”MORE NEWS: Dirt Bike Rider Wanted In Hit-And-Run That Left Teenager Dead, Philadelphia Police Say
She says many children-focused places are now setting aside certain times for special needs children and altering the environment to make the experience more comfortable.