Safelite Safe Spot Sensory Room Opens in Ohio, Arena

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena cut the ribbon February 13 on a room sponsored by Safelite for fans who have difficulties processing sensory information.

The Safelite Safe Spot sensory room offers a quiet space for people with conditions such as PTSD, autism or dementia. The room includes dim lighting, rocking chairs, fidget toys and projectors showing calm imagery.

Cameron Scholvin, chief operating officer of the Columbus Blue Jackets, says this helps make the games more accessible to more fans. “We want all people to feel welcome, and we want everyone to leave having had a good time,” he says.

“The opportunity to collaborate on such a meaningful, safe space to provide an inclusive game experience to help others directly aligns with our foundation’s mission and giving priorities of safety, stability, and sense of belonging,” says Safelite president and CEO Renee Cacchillo.

In December 2013, Safelite introduced the “Safelite Spot,” an interactive play space at the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio.

Children can “drive” the Safelite van and hear the company’s jingle when they honk the horn, zoom cars across the wall track or curl up to read a book.

 

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