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NC Zoo has Dedicated ‘Quiet Days’ for Guests with Sensory Issues

NC Zoo has Dedicated ‘Quiet Days’ for Guests with Sensory Issues

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Photo provided by NC Zoo ASHEBORO N.C. - The North Carolina Zoo has announced monthly dedicated 'quiet days' for guests with sensory issues. In March of 2019, the NC Zoo announced they had become a 'Certified Sensory Inclusive venue' by KultureCity, a worldwide, leading non-profit recognized for using their resources to revolutionize and effect change in the community for those with sensory needs. “We are very excited to offer this program to enhance our inclusion efforts for all guests,” said the Zoo’s Guest Service Officer Jamie Merchel in a press release announcing the certification. The certification process included training for the Zoo’s staff and volunteers on how to recognize guests with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. In an article f...