Autism Community News: The Seattle Seahawks announced Oct 18th 2015 that they are taking steps to make attending a game at CenturyLink Field more autism-friendly. They now offer tool kits for fans on the autism spectrum which include noise-cancelling headphones, ear plugs, sensory toys, a detailed schedule and a badge that can be worn during the game to let staff know that the wearer is on the spectrum and might require special assistance.
The Seahawks were contacted by Jennifer Sollars Miller and Michelle Wilkerson, co-founders of the Autism Center of Tulsa and creators of Autism Friendly Locations (AFL) program, in July to gauge their interest in the program.
“We heard what Seahawks GM John and Traci Schneider were doing with the Seahawks to raise awareness for autism,” said Jennifer Sollars Miller.
Fans can pick-up the toolkit at guest services located in the Field Plaza just south of The Pro Shop on the Field Level. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Autism Center of Tulsa, A OK Autism and Traci Schneider (founder of Ben’s Fund). Thank you for making this program possible.