Sensory-Friendly Day at the Ohio State Fair

Nov 25, 2020


Welcome to Fountain of Hope's Sensory-Friendly Day at the Ohio State Fair! Our dedication to community and society, specifically in the realm of faith and beliefs, drives us to create inclusive experiences for individuals of all backgrounds, including those with special needs. We invite you to join us for a unique morning at the Ohio State Fair, tailored to provide a safe and enjoyable space for sensory-sensitive individuals and their families.

Embracing Inclusivity

At Fountain of Hope, we strongly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to participate in community events without feeling overwhelmed or excluded. That's why we have partnered with the Ohio State Fair to create a sensory-friendly morning that embraces inclusivity.

Understanding Sensory Sensitivities

Sensory sensitivities affect individuals with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, or other neurodevelopmental challenges. Loud noises, bright lights, and crowded spaces can be overwhelming for them and prevent them from fully enjoying public events.

Creating a Sensory-Friendly Environment

Our sensory-friendly morning at the Ohio State Fair focuses on creating an environment that accommodates these sensitivities. We work closely with fair organizers to reduce auditory and visual stimuli, while also ensuring ample space for individuals to move around comfortably.

Program Highlights

Our Sensory-Friendly Day at the Ohio State Fair offers various highlights specially designed to cater to the needs of sensory-sensitive individuals and their families. Here are some of the program highlights:

Sensory-Friendly Rides and Attractions

We collaborate with fair organizers to identify and modify rides and attractions to provide a sensory-friendly experience. Reduced noise levels, dimmed lights, and slower ride movements aim to create a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Quiet Spaces

We understand the importance of having quiet spaces for individuals to take a break and regroup. Several designated quiet areas are available throughout the fairgrounds, providing a calm environment away from the hustle and bustle.

Visual Schedules and Social Stories

To help individuals prepare for the event, we provide visual schedules and social stories ahead of time. These resources offer step-by-step guidance on what to expect at the Ohio State Fair, reducing anxiety and promoting comfort.

Sensory Break Zones

Special sensory break zones are strategically placed throughout the fairgrounds. These areas offer a quiet space with calming activities to allow individuals to decompress and recharge during their visit.

Registration and Additional Information

Participation in our Sensory-Friendly Day at the Ohio State Fair is free, but registration is required to ensure we can accommodate everyone comfortably. For more information and to register for this exciting event, please visit our website or contact our friendly team.

Come and Join Us!

We cordially invite you and your loved ones to experience the joy of the Ohio State Fair in a sensory-friendly environment. Join us for a day of faith, inclusivity, and fun as we celebrate the beauty of diversity in our community. We assure you that Sensory-Friendly Day at the Ohio State Fair will create lasting memories for everyone involved. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!