A sensory room to help comfort children with autism has been introduced at Meadowhall shopping centre.
The space has been opened in accordance with Autism Awareness Week and includes bubble tubes and fibre optics, which help break through the perceptual barriers that some people with disabilities may have.
The equipment has been supplied by ROMPA, who make specialist equipment for people with sensory impairments and learning disabilities.
In a statement on their website, Meadowhall said: ‘The room provides families and carers with a space to bring children with Autism, when they may need time out from the busy shopping centre environment.’
Autism Awareness Week encourages people to raise money and awareness, so that as many people as possible learn about autism.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability, that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people and how they experience the world around them.
The sensory room is located in the Quiet Room at the Management Suite, situated at the back of The Oasis Dining Quarter near Pizza Hut Express and KFC.
For more information about #AutismAwarenessWeek visit autism.org.
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