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.
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.
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 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.
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.