Chuck E. Cheese Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With The Return of ‘Sensory Sensitive Sundays’ April 11
Restaurants will also host a monthlong fundraiser benefiting Autism Speaks.
IRVING, TX (StLouisRestaurantReview) Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, is marking Autism Awareness Month with the return of its Sensory Sensitive Sundays’ program on April 11 in select locations nationwide.
The program creates dedicated playtime designed specifically for children with autism and other special sensory needs, offering a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting, and a sensory-friendly arcade experience.
On April 11, all Chuck E. Cheese locations reopened for games will open two hours early to host Sensory Sensitive Sunday events. Several Chuck E. Cheese locations will host Sensory Sensitive Sundays throughout April, and select locations nationwide will reintroduce the program the first Sunday of every month for the remainder of 2021.
“For many years, we’ve hosted Sensory Sensitive Sundays to ensure that Chuck E. Cheese is truly the place where every kid can be a kid,” said CEC Entertainment Chief Marketing Officer Sherri Landry. “We’ve heard from families that they appreciated the program and how much they’ve missed it while it’s been paused during the pandemic. Bringing back Sensory Sensitive Sundays during Autism Awareness Month is a fitting way to celebrate and support these children and their families.”
Additionally, beginning today, Chuck E. Cheese guests can donate to Autism Speaks by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. All round-up contributions will support Autism Speaks’ research, advocacy efforts, and programs and services.
“At Autism Speaks, we are so grateful to have supporters like Chuck E. Cheese who help drive our mission by creating inclusive environments for all kids,” said Autism Speaks Vice President of Supports and Services Valerie Paradiz. “Their Sensory Sensitive Sundays and round-up campaign bring us one step closer to our vision of a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.”
Check with your favorite Chuck E Cheese location to verify if they participate in the promotion.