BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — It wasn’t your typical Sunday at the Chuck E. Cheese’s in Burbank. That’s because it was a little quieter than normal.
Hundreds of the chains brought it down a notch for children with special needs. There were still games to shoot and games to ride, but the audio was turned down, and so were the lights.READ MORE: Pro Skateboarder From Long Beach, 36-Year-Old Terry Kennedy, Arrested, Charged With 1st Degree Murder
Sylvia Mushili is raising 6-year-old twins with autism.
“They get overly stimulated and then they have meltdowns,” she said. “You get a lot of stares, you know, people who don’t understand autism.”
Kalia and Kayshus were diagnosed when they were two years old so its been hard to have family outings.READ MORE: Police Seek Help Finding Hit-And-Run Driver Who Backed Over 91-Year-Old Woman Near USC
So when she saw a flyer about “Sensory-sensitive Sundays” she thought, “Why not?”
“They love it! It was a really good idea,” she said.
And other families thought so too, glad to have more options thanks to awareness.
“It’s wonderful because our kids can do the same thing other kids can do and not be worried about having to act a certain way,” Lisa Kwan-Golden saidMORE NEWS: Astros To Face Dodgers Crowd For First Time Since Cheating Scandal
Chuck E Cheese’s unveiled the event this weekend, two hours before they open devoted only to families with special needs.