WHY SENSORY FRIENDLY PHILLY?
Sensory Friendly Philly's website is part of the larger non-profit Sensory Friendly Cities Inc. Sensory Friendly Cities Inc. seeks to create inclusive environments for all people who experience sensory differences. Our mission is to raise awareness, educate, and create environments that allow all people to participate fully in desired experiences.
Through our work, we hope to inspire more businesses, workplaces, and community spaces to consider the sensory environment and create more inclusive spaces for all.
Our current goals are to:
Create a comprehensive free listing of sensory-friendly spots around the city.
Work with community businesses and organizations to create more sensory inclusive spaces.
Offer access to sensory inclusive spaces for groups who need additional financial help to do so.
We believe that through our work, we can make Philadelphia the most sensory inclusive city out there.
Between 5% and 16% of children
have sensory processing difficulties (Owen et. al, 2013)
These sensory differences don't magically disappear with adulthood; many adults have sensory difficulties, as well.
Overwhelming sensory environments can cause people to avoid what could be meaningful experiences.