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Recognizing and accepting people on the autism spectrum

Recognizing and accepting people on the autism spectrum

As April approaches, many communities around the world gear up to recognize Autism Acceptance Month.

In Indianapolis, one notable advocate for autism acceptance and inclusion is Jenny Peters-Reese, the Chief Strategy Officer at Damar Services.

With her expertise and passion for supporting individuals on the autism spectrum, she is a valuable resource for shedding light on places in Indy that prioritize acceptance and accommodation.

She understands the importance of creating inclusive environments where individuals on the autism spectrum can thrive.

Through her perspective, Peters-Reese can highlight the significance of autism acceptance beyond just one month of recognition.

Lots of places around Indy provide accommodations and special hours for people with sensory sensitives. Here are just a few:


The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Museum My Way

June 11, Oct. 9, Dec. 10

Indiana State Museum

Sensory-friendly Afternoons

One Sunday a month, 3-5 p.m.

Conner Prairie

Sensory-friendly mornings

Second Sunday of the month



Sensory-Friendly Time

Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon

Chuck E. Cheese

Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Every Sunday morning


Sensory Hours

First month of the month, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rhodius Park Family Center

Sensory Room

Weekdays, 4-8 p.m.

Fort Ben Branch Library

All Ages Sensory Story Time

Several times a week; check website for specifics