LEGOLAND® New York Resort has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to become a Certified Autism Center across the Theme Park and on-site hotel. IBCCES has worked with the Resort to conduct a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training. In addition, they have conducted an in-depth review of the Resort to help develop detailed Sensory Guides.
All Model Citizens (employees) 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 includes autism overview, sensory awareness, motor skills, program development, social skills, communication, environment, and emotional awareness.
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 LEGOLAND New York. This guides is a comprehensive planning tool that provides insight on how each attraction may affect each of the five senses.View Sensory Guide
Guests in need of some quiet time and relief from sensory stimulation can utilize our Quiet Rooms inside of DUPLO Family Care. This room has dimmable lighting and sensory swings.
Additional Resources for Guests
During your visit, please visit Guest Services to speak with one of our Ambassadors to help make your visit as enjoyable as possible. If you require additional assistance before or after your visit, please email us at LLNY.Experience@legoland.com and one of our Model Citizens will be happy to help!
“We’ve been thoughtfully and excitedly working towards earning the Certified Autism Center distinction over the last year. Since the beginning, LEGOLAND Parks have been designed to inspire creativity amongst children of all abilities, and through this certification, we’re providing our guests with more opportunities to create and play their way, while supporting parents through every step of the vacation planning journey.”
- Scott O'Neil, Merlin CEO