We strive to ensure a positive, family-friendly environment for all children, regardless of special needs, and are proud to support the autism community and its initiatives in any way we can. Our Rewards Calendars, that allow children to earn 10 free tokens when they achieve a defined goal, help empower a child’s development. Additionally, active play with a child is among the most helpful activities because it is a natural way for special needs kids to learn new skills. Environments like Chuck E. Cheese’s arcades provide special needs children with rewarding games and activities that can improve motor skills, which can lead to improved social interactions and improved speech. And after playtime, children can enjoy our gluten-free individual cheese pizzas and cupcakes!
Norrin likes playing video games and I want him to have as many experiences as possible. After receiving the email and invitation, I knew I had to give Chuck E. Cheese a chance. But I had to do it in a way that worked for us.
Socialization & Speech Skills. We are always looking for new ways for Norrin to engage with peers. Norrin enjoys playing video games – it’s an “age-appropriate” activity. Norrin was able to watch other kids play games and vice versa. Norrin had to wait his turn and be considerate of others waiting to play a game. He had to navigate a crowded space, say “excuse me” and use his words appropriately to get what he wanted.
We will definitely return to Chuck E. Cheese again. Because it’s a place where Norrin can have fun and I can let go (if only for a little while).
Disclaimer: I was provided with a guest pass for Chuck E. Cheese. The guest pass provided me with 30 tokens, 1 pizza & 4 drinks. No other monetary payment was received. All opinions are my own.