Sensory Day Event at Air Show Offered Once in a Lifetime Experience for Many

By Scott Sarvay

September 3, 2012 Updated Sep 3, 2012 at 9:55 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Fort Wayne Air Show held a sensory access hour on Sunday for children and adults with sensory disabilities.

The event provided them an opportunity to experience the air show without being exposed to loud noises and flashing lights.

The father of an autistic child says it was a once in a lifetime experience for his son and one he appreciates.

Attendee, Jason Minnick said, “It’s a lot nicer, you don't have the big crowds, the kids have time to visit the airplanes, look at the airplanes, see what they want to do, walk around here without worrying about running over people, walking on people, them getting walked on because a lot of people don't understand autistic kids.”

Organizers say the event was the first of its kind, and hope others will follow suit.

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