We believe that everyone gets to go! Go to the basketball game, go to the aquarium, go on vacation. Pal Experiences makes this happen by creating tools that support families with developmental disabilities, like autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder.
Just as a ramp helps a guest who moves differently, Pal Tools provide access for guests who think differently.
70% of families with autism are socially isolated, due to three main challenges: anxiety, sensory sensitivities, and challenges with communication.
Pal Tools address each of these things by creating custom digital resources that provide access and create inclusion at each of our partner Pal Places.
- Pal Videos can be watched ahead of time and foreshadow what to expect, from parking, and popcorn smells, to good places to take a break.
- Pal Webpage provides insider tips, like off-peak times to visit, and a sensory scale so families can make plans that are best for them and know what to bring.
- Pal Guide provides on-the-go support that helps with transitions and has picture exchange communication so guests can share things they need, and how they feel.
Help Pal create these free tools for families by supporting our work. With your help, everyone gets to go!