MEOW WOLF EXHIBITIONS CERTIFIED AUTISM CENTERS

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Meow Wolf Las Vegas is a Certified Autism Center™

Meow Wolf completed the accreditation to enhance the guest experience for autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors. Meow Wolf Las Vegas completed certification along with the locations in Denver, Sante Fe, and opening soon, Dallas.

The IBCCES Autism Certifications’ goals are to provide a well-rounded, multidisciplinary training program and specialized credential to supplement professionals’ existing knowledge and ensure they are up to date on best practices, research, and incorporate updated knowledge into professional practice. The process also includes a site visit by IBCCES to understand how to tailor the immersive art experience for those with sensory sensitivities. 

Meow Wolf initiated this training and certification as part of their ongoing commitment to providing accessible experiences for all guests. Many autistic and sensory-sensitive individuals may find it challenging to visit new places or plan family trips due to a lack of staff training and understanding, the potential for sensory overload, or the need for flexible options or accommodations.

Did You Know?

1 in 6 people has a sensory need or sensory sensitivity

1 in 36 children have been diagnosed with autism in the United States.

“By becoming Certified Autism Centers™, Meow Wolf is not only making a commitment to inclusivity, but also to unlocking the potential of creativity and imagination for every visitor.”

Meow Wolf Las Vegas now a Certified Autism Center™

Meow Wolf believes that art and creativity should be accessible to all.

What you can expect when visiting Meow Wolf (Omega Mart) in Las Vegas: 

  • Sensory Items and Bags: Provided as complementary to support visitors who may be overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of the installations. Guests have access to noise reduction headphones, sunglasses, and sensory toys.

  • Accessibility Consultants: Meow Wolf partners with local accessibility consultants during the design and development of new locations, ensuring that their exhibitions go above and beyond the ADA by being as accessible and inclusive as possible.

  • Staff training: Meow Wolf staff have received training on how to interact with autistic visitors and those with other disabilities, and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide a welcoming and supportive environment.

  • Visual Description: Coming later this year, every Meow Wolf location will offer a visual description of key spaces for blind and low vision guests

Learn more about the IBCCES Autism Certifications at ibcces.org.

The IBCCES Autism Certifications’ goals are to provide a well-rounded, multidisciplinary training program and specialized credential to supplement professionals’ existing knowledge and ensure they are up to date on best practices, research, and incorporate updated knowledge into professional practice. The process also includes a site visit by IBCCES to understand how to tailor the immersive art experience for those with sensory sensitivities. 

“IBCCES is honored to partner with all Meow Wolf locations to help ensure autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families make treasured memories and enjoy all the amazing experiences Meow Wolf art spaces have to offer,” said Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman. “This is a huge need globally and we’re proud to provide comprehensive support and certification to work with our industry partners leading the way for accessibility.”

“Meow Wolf believes that art and creativity should be accessible to all, and that’s why we’re so proud to be a Certified Autism Center™,” says Brian Loo, VP of Operations Development and Exhibition Engineering at Meow Wolf. He and Megan Sada, Assistant Manager of Operations Development at Meow Wolf, spearheaded the program. “By prioritizing inclusivity and accessibility, Meow Wolf creates a better experience for everyone, taking into account their individual needs and abilities. We want everyone who visits Meow Wolf to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to explore our immersive installations.”

Employees at all three existing locations in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Denver completed the certification, with the new locations to open in Dallas and Houston joining as Certified Autism Centers™ from the start of grand opening in Summer 2023 and 2024 respectively. 

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