Dave & Buster’s at the Natick Mall has stepped up to provide a welcoming environment for individuals with autism and other sensory, social, or learning disabilities with their Sensory Friendly Saturdays initiative.

Held on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, this event aims to create an inclusive space where everyone can enjoy the fun without overwhelming sensory triggers.

During Sensory Friendly Saturdays, Dave & Buster’s takes specific measures to ensure a comfortable experience for all attendees. This includes turning off TVs and music while lowering the volume of arcade games. By reducing sensory input, individuals who may be sensitive to loud noises or stimulating visual effects can engage more comfortably in the gaming experience.

Also, Dave & Buster’s Natick has recently earned certification as an Autism Welcoming Business, reflecting their commitment to inclusivity beyond designated events. Whether it's during Sensory Friendly Hour or any other time, the staff is trained and prepared to support individuals with autism and their families. They offer a range of accommodations to enhance the experience for guests, including sensory kits equipped with noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses to mitigate bright and flashing lights, and fidgets to help manage sensory stimulation.

Families and individuals looking for inclusive entertainment options can confidently visit Dave & Buster’s Natick, knowing that their needs will be met with understanding and support. With Sensory Friendly Saturdays and their ongoing commitment to accessibility, Dave & Buster’s continues to set a positive example for businesses seeking to create inclusive spaces for all.

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