SenseAble Science, Movies, and Swimming Events for Children and Adults with Autism

We’ve designed a variety of SenseAble Programs in partnership with local businesses and organizations in the Greater Capital Region, New York. Staff members from the Autism Society recommend modifications to make different experiences more sensory-friendly. We also provide training and an expert staff member onsite to recognize and assist the needs of individuals at the event. It is our mission to make experiences in our community more accessible to people on the autism spectrum and their families.

Are you interested in hosting your own SenseAble Program? Click here to contact us!


SenseAble Movies

In collaboration with the Schenectady ARC, SenseAble Movies provide a sensory accessible movie experience for those with Autism and other sensory needs. Lights stay on and sound is lowered, and there is the ability to vocalize and move freely in the theater without fear of being asked to leave.

The most recent SenseAble Movie was Frozen II on Saturday, December 7th. Like our Facebook page or join our mailing list to be updated on the next event!  


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New! SenseAble Gaming

In partnership with Gaming Insomniacs, our Urban CoWorks neighbors, the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region is offering a brand new SenseAble Program. Designed for teens and tweens (ages 10-18), this is a Supported Social Opportunity. Console games will be available, and there will be Autism Society Staff onsite to offer support. Have a Nintendo Switch? Bring it along to play! Tabletop and card games are also welcome.

The most recent SenseAble Gaming was Thursday, November 14th at Urban Coworks. Like us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned for more SenseAble Events!


SenseAble Science

The Museum of Science and Innovation (miSci) offers a sensory friendly experience on the last Sunday of each month, in partnership with Schenectady ARC and the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region. The museum opens early for family members to bring a loved one with autism, and they provide visual support and trained staff throughout the exhibits. SenseAble Science guests can enjoy miSci’s interactive exhibits, quiet space and a special planetarium show at 11 AM.

The most recent SenseAble Science was Sunday, October 27th. Subscribe to our newsletter or like our Facebook page to receive updates on new SenseAble Events!

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SenseAble Swimming

In partnership with local pools, SenseAble Swimming is a great night to spend with friends and family who need a sensory-friendly place to swim. The lifeguard and staff on site have been trained by the Autism Society to be in tune with the unique needs of swimmers on the spectrum. Guests can enjoy swimming, board games, fun activities, and picnicking is encouraged.

The last SenseAble Swimming event was August 12th at the Waterford Town Pool. Like our Facebook page or join our mailing list to receive new event announcements!

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