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Second sensory-friendly day set at Vermilionville

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The second Sensory Friendly Visit to Vermilionville will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The purpose of the event is to create an inclusive, welcoming cultural and learning environment for children with sensory processing differences and their families. 

Registration is requested and we do offer pre-visit materials. The cost is $10 per family. Our trained staff will assist participants in various activities such as arts & crafts, self-guided tours and more. Special accommodations will be in place for an enjoyable experience. And, participants will leave with 
specialized items to commemorate their visit. 

On the day of the visit, Vermilionville will open early to allow families an opportunity to tour the village and folklife park - before regular business hours - for an hour and a half. At 9:30 a.m., a designated craft area, with crafts recommended by an occupational therapist, will also be available. 

Once the village is open, the sensory friendly accommodations will remain in place for an additional hour and a half. If a child becomes overly stimulated due to certain noises, smells, etc. we will have a “quiet room” for families. 

This program was developed utilizing research from other museum-based sensory tours, input from a Community Advisory Council (parents of autistic children), The Autism Society of Acadiana and professionals from the school system.

For more information, please contact Melanie Harrington at 337-233-4077 x. 206 or education@bayouvermiliondistrict.org. 

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