Philadelphia Eagles Create Sensory Room For Autistic Fans

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Go birds! The Philadelphia Eagles football team has created a safe space for fans with autism. The Lincoln Financial Field has added a sensory room that includes fans who might feel overwhelmed in the stands. The room is sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), who also helped the room meet inclusivity standards.

Every guest will receive a sensory gift bag filled with helpful products such as noise-canceling headphones, fidget games, verbal cue cards, and weighted lap pads. Fans are also permitted to leave and reenter, which is often prohibited in the normal stands.

Victor Ykoruk, a Philly fan, and father, expressed his gratitude in an interview. “To me, it means the world because you grow up loving this team,” he said, “I couldn’t be more proud of them, it gives me a big teaching tool to teach my boys about sportsmanship and camaraderie and doing the right thing and giving back to a community.”

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