Sesame Place Philadelphia has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to become the first theme park in the world to be designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC). It is our goal to provide every family with an enjoyable and memorable visit to Sesame Place Philadelphia, and we are proud to offer specialized services to guests with autism and other special needs.
Sesame Place Philadelphia Ambassadors receive specialized training to ensure they have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament, and expertise to cater to all children, including those with special needs.
Training focuses include: sensory awareness, motor skills, autism overview, program development, social skills, communication, environment, and emotional awareness.
IBCCES Sensory Guide™
The IBCCES Sensory Guide provides insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for rides and attractions at Sesame Place Philadelphia.
Ride Accessibility Program
Ride Accessibility Guide for Guests
Sesame Place Philadelphia is proud to offer noise-cancelling headphones, WhispEars™, provided by KidCo. Guests with hearing sensitivity may pick up WhispEars™ at The Family Care Center or The Welcome Center. WhispEars™ are available on a first come, first served basis.
Please return at the end of your visit.
Low Sensory Areas
Low Sensory Parade Viewing
Guests looking for a quieter dining environment are encouraged to visit meal facilities during non-peak hours or ahead of meal time. For additional assistance or questions about visiting a restaurant during your visit, please contact [email protected].
For guests who want to book a character dine but would prefer to have limited character interaction or seating furthest away from character performances, please contact [email protected].
Resources for Guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sesame Street® and Autism: See Amazing in All Children