In case you missed it...we launched our FIRST sensory room with the @nfl at the @philadelphiaeagles ! Thrilled and excited for fans of all abilities to enjoy a game..We’re making the never possible! 🎧🏈💙 #inclusionforALL #football #eagles #nfl thanks to @stickywoodyztudio @yogibobags @purosoundlabs @goboardmaker @lakikid
Welcome to the sensory inclusion family, @gaillardcenter #inclusionforALL #Repost @gaillardcenter with @get_repost ・・・ We announced that @kulturecity has partnered with the @gaillardcenter to make all programs and events the theater hosts sensory inclusive! The new initiative will promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests and fans with sensory needs that visit the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall. #gaillardcenter #chstoday #explorecharleston #charleston
#Repost @my.garden.darling ・・・ Today, Roland and I went to the @oregonzoo while Li was at art school. He got to use a Sensory Inclusive Bag provided by @kulturecity and it was so amazing. The first hour we were there we relished in how unexpectedly quiet it was. ✨🙏🏼Then, it got busy and out came the red noodle. He also used the headphones for the indoor exhibits (because erratic reverb and shrill are not his friends). 🎧💥 #toomuch 🍀We were both grateful. We saw so many animals and his favorite, the wild dogs. His favorite changes every time though because he has such an appreciation for all of them. •🐻🐢🦁🐅🦇🐊🐘🐢🐕• Roland also noticed that the polar bear exhibit is being remodeled and is “not adequate nor a replication of their preferred environment”. That’s Roland, my HFA guy, for ya. Lol. He had a lengthy conversation about it with a lovely volunteer named Jana. She deserves special recognition; seriously. I wish everyone could be a Jana. #oregonzoo #rolandjames #kulturecity #jana #animals #polarbears #wilddogs #oitdooradventures #learning #growing #lovingthislife #oneonone #zooday #sensorybag #summertime #growingup #advocate #parenting #inclusion #thankyou #advocate #pnw #asdspectrum #hfakids #sensoryprocessing #thursday #itgoesbyfast #mygardendarling
Thank you @qualcomm for thinking of kids with ALL abilities for your QKids Day (bring your kid to work day)! Families enjoyed the special sensory activities and the sensory room! #inclusionforALL #kulturecity #qkidsday #sensoryinclusive
Be someone’s friend today. #kulturecity #friend
Thanks @bpmattmorgan @centralflzoo ................ #Repost @bpmattmorgan ・・・ What an incredible job by the @centralflzoo getting the entire staff trained by @kulturecity to be more #SensoryInclusive! We had the best time ever!! As proud parents to a non-verbal autistic little boy, this made my wife @larissamorgan1 & my hearts melt, in that we would actually be able to take our son to a place where normally, it would overly stimulate His senses! Normally causing him an insane amount of anxiety, Discomfort, and a lot of tears. But today was different thanks to your thoughtfulness! They even gave you a bag with noise canceling headphones and other sensory items for your child or a loved one, to make their experience more enjoyable! Jackson had an amazing time, thanks to such a thoughtful idea by the zoo, the training from #KultureCity. Looking forward to having me and my family fly out to Kulture City’s end-of-the-year gala awards dinner. And the @centralflzoo Will now never get rid of The Morgans! Lol. (even had a playground, as well as splash pad! Literally everything my son could ever want to go do, they had the answer to). #blessedlife #family #love #Jesus #God #MorganFam #JaxMan #JaxMorgan #BabyBlueprint #BabyBeast #Zoo #centralflorida #wwe #Longwood #Sanford #autismawareness #NonVerbalAutistic @dominiquewilkins21
From #bhm to #slc to #clue to #jax Our S.A.V.E vehicle has been all over impacting lives and turning the never into the possible. Excited to be at @allelitewrestling #fightforthefallen this weekend
So well written: @erickadesouza ・・・ this is one of those moments that hits you. I often think about how we, as humans, naturally desire to come together in our communities. when we have social gatherings, there’s an element of banding together and having a collective experience that is innately ingrained within us. despite any differences, thousands of people can stand together at a festival, sing and dance, and share a bonding experience. this is something that I wish everyone could have the chance to experience. yesterday, because of @kulturecity and @loveloudfest, a mother and her nonverbal son were able to share this moment together. and several other families were able to enjoy the festival a little more because of our resources and incredible team that made them feel seen. heroes. — all of them. we have a vision for the future— that regardless of anyone’s unique abilities, they can experience the joy of seeing their favorite artist live, the love from strangers, and the peace in knowing that they’re not only welcome, but totally accepted for who they are. there’s power in inclusion, y’all. @danielplatzman @kellyaucoin77 @thebrandirhodes @tiki.barber @traciljohnson @michele_kongmd @sarawyle @jwoww 💙🎧🌈 #makingtheneverpossible
#Repost @notsosupermom_vs_society ・・・ We love going to @mcwanescience, but when there are a lot of people, it can easily overestimulate Everett. On this day, he had a massssssive meltdown. I dragged him screaming through the center to the security desk to ask for a @kulturecity bag and to be let into the sensory room. Within 10 minutes Everett was incredibly calmer. That room is seriously amazing. When we left, I used the headphones from the sensory bag and we were able to stay, drama free for another hour! I love that so many places are finally becoming more sensory inclusive- it makes outings much more enjoyable for the whole family (and the 300 people who heard Everett screaming, I'm sure 😂)! PS: @kulturecity has an app with some pretty rad resources and a list of places that they have helped make sensory inclusive! . . . . . . . . . . #EverettADay #instabrandreppin #brandrep #instatoddler #occupationaltherapy #sensorykids #sensoryprocessingdisorder #spd #sensoryinclusive #specialneedskids #speechtherapy #therapy #autismlife #ig_kids #goodvibes #shopsmall #ot #hipsterkidstyle #bebold #instagood #childrenunplugged #littleandbrave #letthembelittle #candidchildhood #photography
We made it to @loveloudfest! Ready to spread some love tomorrow🌈🎧 come say hi 👋 #acceptance #savegoeswest #loveloud #kulturecity #turnupthelove
#savegoeswest #loveloud #loveloudfest #kulturecity
#Repost @seagypsycollective ・・・ Throwing it back to a few weeks ago when AJ and went to Brevard Zoo. It’s a beautiful zoo and I’ll have cute videos of AJ there in our stories today but I wanted to talk to you about how sensory friendly places like this zoo can make such a huge difference in a child with autism’s life and it’s all thanks to a non profit called @kulturecity They had experts train staff in all departments on how to welcome and accommodate guests with special needs. They also established quiet zones and donated sensory bags for guests to use while at the zoo. They contain a weighted lap pad, headphones and fidget toys in them. We used the fidget toys while waiting for a ride on the train. If you contact the zoo in advance you can register to use their Exceptional Nature Space. It’s a behind the scenes play area for children with special needs. I can tell you first hand how wonderful these things were for AJ. He used the quiet zone after being in the water play area. The sounds of all the children laughing screaming and playing was a bit much for him. Luckily the quiet zone was just a short walk away and gave him his “happy “fans and a chance to recharge his batteries. So far the @brevardzoo and @jacksonvillezoo are the only zoos in Florida that are sensory friendly. Hopefully more zoos will follow in this wonderful endeavor. For a list of sensory friendly places across the U.S. download the KultureCity app. It is filled with valuable information and videos to help you on your autism journey. #sensoryfriendly #quietspaces #zoos #autismawareness #acceptance #change #autismdad #autismmom #specialneeds
#Repost @nationalvmm ・・・ Thank you to all who have served our nation. #Pridemonth #NVMM
#Repost @nationalvmm ・・・ Amy Belles, co-founder of @kulturecity Ohio, shows off our new sensory bags with noise cancelling headphones that supports those with sensory needs. Amy and her husband, Jeff, were with us today to announce our partnership to promote an accommodating and positive experience for all guests. 🔷The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is the first institution in Columbus to be certified as sensory inclusive by @kulturecity, a leading non-profit recognized nationwide for effecting change for those with sensory needs. Learn more and plan your visit today with the link in our bio! 🔷 #nvmm #veterans #honor #inspire #connect #educate #memorial #museum #kulturecity #inclusion #columbus #columbusohio #ohiogram
#Repost @cahawbahouse ・・・ We are honored to announce that Cahawba House is the first Sensory Inclusive Certified restaurant in the River Region! Through this partnership with KultureCity we are making the restaurant, associated events and future hospitality projects sensory inclusive- Promoting a positive experience for all of our visitors! To learn more about our sensory inclusive offerings be sure to download the FREE KultureCity App! @kulturecity #sensoryinclusive #Montgomery #Alabama #Eatmgm #Mymgm #autism #ptsd
#Repost @mydifferentbuthappylife @purosoundlabs ・・・ Jack has sensory sensitivities. This is another one of those head scratchers that we cannot specifically relate to his Apert syndrome. He is very sensitive to noise that he is not making and has a hard time being in places where there is lots of noise from people talking or music being played. We almost never go out to eat because it is mostly just too unpredicatable. BUT the family wanted to go out to celebrate Grandma's birthday so we decided to give it a try. I took cues from my friends at @kulturecity and created a personalized sensory bag--Puro sounds labs wireless noise cancelling headphones with bluetooth connection to his ipad, Elmo (of course), a spinning gear with a green ostrich (Jack loves to spin things) and a tiny ambulance with big yellow wheels that Jack could roll and watch the wheels. SUCCESS!!! Jack did not make it through all of dinner at the table but he lasted for an entire hour before our first little walk outdoors and I got to go back in and eat dinner before he finally just couldn't do it any longer. And even then, no meltdown, just a walk and sit outside where the noise was traffic and his ipad. This may seem so very ordinary but this is huge to us. HUGE #apertsyndromeawarenessmonth #myfavorite
Another child getting their voice! And unlocking their potential! Thanks to our #iPad program!
Thanks @bridgestonearenaofficial @predsnhl ・・・ With the help from our friends at @kulturecity, we strive to ensure each guest’s experience at Bridgestone Arena is a safe and enjoyable one. If you or someone in your party is in need of a sensory bag during any event at Bridgestone Arena, stop by Fan Info for more information and to borrow a bag.
#Repost @kstettner thanks so much!!!! ・・・ So happy that the McWane Science Center partnered with KultureCity to become a Sensory Inclusive organization allowing EJ to enjoy his time there today with his sisters. @mcwanescience @kulturecity #mcwane #kulturecity #sensorybag #sensoryinclusive
Get it today!!!! Link in our profile 😀 #Repost @lakikid ・・・ Pre-order the world’s first #sensoryinclusive certified lap pad. Link in Bio @lakikid ⠀ ⠀ Thank you @kulturecity for partnering with us in making the US (and soon, the world) a sensory-inclusive place for everyone with special needs.😍 ⠀ ⠀ #spd #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensoryprocessing #specialneeds #specialneedsparenting #sensoryparenting #autism #sensoryoverload #spdawareness #sensoryplay #sensoryneeds #inclusion #kickstarter
#Repost @connectforkids ・・・ Checking out @kulturecity’s new quiet area at the zoo. This area is at the top of the Deckwalk, next to the tortoise exhibit. We loved that it was in a shady and secluded area but still close enough to restrooms and a play area if needed. Way to go, @clevezoosociety and @clevemetroparks for making this much needed update to your park services! . #clevelandzoo #sensoryfriendlycle #sensoryprocessing #kulturecity #thisiscle #sensoryfriendly #connectingforkids
What can a #sensorybag and being #sensoryinclusive do? It can open up a new world to a loved one with #sensoryneeds !!!!! Great job @ptdefiancezoo 💙
Happy Mother’s Day to all our #kulturecity #mothers out there!!!! “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be and that, if you’re lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be” -joan Ryan. #happymothersday #mothersday
Great job @pelhampubliclibrary for understanding that those with #sensoryneeds and #disabilities need the library as well!!!! #Repost @pelhampubliclibrary ・・・ Join us May 17th from 2-4pm and help us celebrate our first year in the new building AND the launch of sensory inclusive services! Thank you @kulturecity for partnering with us to better serve our community! #inclusion #librariesofinstagram #kulturecity @vestaviahillslibrary @hooverpubliclibrary you got next !!!
#Repost @_sherisej ・・・ Grey had so much fun at @rwpzoo He rode the carousel, took a train ride and played in the park. He passed right out when we got home! SN: I didn't know the carousel offered sensory bags for the kids! If the music is too loud or lights too bright they offer headphones and other little things like fidget toys ❤ LOVE! @kulturecity Grey has some sensory issues, he gets overwhelmed with too much noise. Excited for more sunny days like today! . . . . . . . . . . . . #rogerwilliamszoo #carousel #trainride #playground #parktime #playdatesandtantrums #toddlerswillbetoddlers #sensoryfun #sensoryprocessingdisorder #sensoryplay #socialization #spring #toddlersensory #toddler #toddlerlife #momlife #zoo #greysonalexander #funday #sensoryplaytime #sensoryoverload #sensorybin #sensoryseeker
Thanks for this @love_lee_lifestyle Great job @jacksonvillezoo #Repost @love_lee_lifestyle ・・・ The Jacksonville Zoo has partnered with kulturecity.org to provide a better, easier, and more comfortable Zoo experience for children and adults with sensory issues. 💜Once you’ve entered the Jacksonville Zoo, you simply go to guest services & ask for a bag! You provide your name and phone number and that is when the magic happens. Swipe to see exactly what’s in the bag! 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼People with sensory issues are handed a black drawstring bag; filled with a KCVIP Tag, noise-cancelling headphones, 3 sensory toys, and a 2 sided card. They VIP tag indicates to staff that a person in their area has a different ability; in fact, when we were attending the lion exhibit, a staff member pulled me to the side to ask me exactly how to approach and speak to Aniston to make her feel comfortable! 😍There are several areas within the zoo (mainly restaurants and busier areas) that have a picture up on the headphones 🎧 to cue people who are sensitive to sound that it’s time to find their headphones. The sensory toys were definitely Aniston’s favorite — as you’ll see in all of the pictures, she’s holding a rubber ball. Other toys included were a marble in a mesh bag and a wooden snake that clicked and wiggled. The card had emotional cues on one side — faces and emotions for someone to point at to indicate what they needed (Aniston and I have a secret handshake!) and the other side had requests, such as a snack or a break. As a mama to a child with sensory issues, this was such a God send. 🥰I love that Aniston had the tools to help herself — the most important part! — and that the staff was thoughtful enough to put the time in to make Aniston’s visit easier for her ... Changing an experience for one child makes all the difference. 🥰Aniston is naturally interested in animals & before, the Zoo was a struggle for her — today, it wasn’t. It was a relief to see Aniston be able to experience something as comfortably as her neurotypical peers. Thank you, KultureCity & Jacksonville Zoo for putting in the effort for my child and the millions like her! #jaxzoo #jacksonvillezoo #jacksonville
#Repost @glambookdragon ・・・ Look at that smile you guys put on his face @kulturecity 🙌🏽 Thank you so very much again for the iPad! 💙💙💙 #differentbutnotless #kulturecity
@battlerepublic is OFFICIALLY @KultureCity certified! We're proud to be able to provide a space that provides inclusion for those with autism and other sensory needs. Let's face our battles everyday, together. 💪 #GloveUp #FightOn #boxing #boxinggym #boxingworkout #gloveup #battlerepublic #fitnessmotivation #inspiration #motivation #fitfam #fitspo #instafit #birminghamfitness #birminghamboxing #birminghamalabama #instagrambham #instafitness #hiit #girlswhobox #fitlife #gymlife #workout
#Repost @glambookdragon ・・・ Gabe’s gonna be so happy when he wakes up and sees his new IPad that was given to him from @kulturecity 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the FB fundraiser we had & for helping us raise awareness. 💙 #autismawareness #differentbutnotless #sensoryinclusive
So honored to make @oceanorganicsjackson and all of their other locations the first #sensoryinclusive restaurant locations in #newjersey ・・・ We are excited to announce that all locations of Ocean Organics are now sensory inclusive certified by @kulturecity! Through this partnership, we are making the cafes, and all events offered by the cafes sensory inclusive and promoting an accommodating and positive experience for all of our visitors. With multiple sensory bags, noise cancelling headphones and quiet zones, we are now better prepared to assist families with sensory sensitivities. To learn more about our sensory inclusive offerings be sure to download the free KultureCity App! #sensoryinclusive #sensory #kulturecity @oceanorganicsseaside @oceanorganicsjuice @oceanorganicsjackson . . . . . #autism #ptsd #tbi #alzheimers #dementia #spd #aplaceforeveryone #families #support #oceancounty #tomsriverlocal #vegansofig #healthydiet #gutbrainconnection #veganinnj
Thanks #kultureCity for the sensory bag at PNC in Raleigh, NC the fidgets made the wait before and in between for durable and the headphone for the upbeat songs ... Lucas loved Casting crowns and Austin French last night ! #sensoryinclusive means every fan every event!!!!!!! It means staff training, sensory bags and appropriate signage. Thanks @pncarena for being part of the movement!!!
Welcome to the #sensoryinclusive family @nczoo #Repost @dino.mom828 ・・・ So, yesterday we went to the @nczoo with my sons school, just like we do ever year. This year I noticed something a lil different.... A few days ago I was introduced to @kulturecity and their missing to make as many places as possible #sensoryinclusive. My son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder when he was a year old and 2 years ago he was formally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. As an #autismmom I have been BEGGING for someone, places, something to be done about making venues and places more sensory friendly. There’s nothing like having to talk your child down from a meltdown from being overwhelmed in a groups of 30 kids, and there NO place quiet to go. Any where we go, I carry a bag equipped with headphones, toys, and lots of band aids. Kultue City has been doing some AMAZING things and I just wanted to say that from the absolute bottom of my heart: #ThankYou Knowing my son is going to one day be able to enjoy things and not have to worry about his #sensoryprocessingdisorder is beyond a blessing. 🙏🏻💙. #autismawareness #autism #sensoryprocessingdisorderparentsupport #autismacceptance #autisminclusion