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MIA Opens Multi-Sensory Room for Special Needs Children

Miami International (MIA) and the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) this week open the airport’s first Multi-Sensory Room, a quiet area for young passengers with cognitive or developmental disabilities such as autism.

Located just beyond the Concourse D security area, the Multi-Sensory Room features an aquatic bubble tub, wall puzzles, cushioned seats and a light projector, all within a dimly lit space.

The room, open seven days a week, was created through a partnership between airport officials and the Miami Beat Team from Leadership Miami’s Class of 2018, in consultation with UM-NSU CARD.

It is part of the airport’s MIAair program, which provides tours and materials to families with special-needs children who are considering or planning air travel.

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