Houston Airports announced the opening of a sensory room at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located within the mother’s room in Terminal A North. A sensory room provides a quiet and controlled space where passengers, including those living with developmental disorders, can retreat and find relief from the sensory stimuli of the airport environment.
Using soothing lighting, noise-reducing infrastructure and seating, the interactive space is designed to help travelers who are neurodivergent and may become overwhelmed by a bustling and unfamiliar place. Additional sensory rooms are set to open in the newly refurbished and expanded IAH Terminal D and at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU).
The sensory rooms are part of a suite of services for passengers who may need extra assistance. In 2022, Houston Airports also opened the doors to companion care changing rooms that include lifts, an adult-size changing table and private bathroom facilities.