Orange County

Amway Center opens new sensory room for people with special needs

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you or your loved one have sensory processing needs during an event at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando, you now have a place to take a break.

The arena announced on Thursday that its new sensory room is now available for people with special needs and their families.


“This new, dedicated space gives families a safe and calming place to take a break, whenever needed, during our events,” officials said.

The arena also offers sensory bags that people can check out at guest services. The bags include sunglasses, a rubber ball, a VIP card, non-verbal picture cards, three fidget toys and noise-canceling headphones.

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Officials said the Amway is the first NBA arena in Florida to be certified by KultureCity, a nonprofit dedicated to sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities, as “sensory inclusive.”

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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