For guests who have sensory processing needs:
Ford Idaho Center has partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accomidate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all guests including those with sensory needs. We strive to raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by individuals with sensory processing disporders by supplying our team members with continuous training and by offering the resources and accommodations below to our guests.
Sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise cancelling headphones, and other resources are available for checkout (at no cost by leaving an ID) at Guest Services located in our Administrative Offices on the west concourse across from the restrooms.
Know Before You Go
Download the KultureCity App or visit the KultureCity Ford Idaho page to see our social story and view venue experiences in advance with property and staff photos along with descriptions of an experience at Ford Idaho Center including security screening, entry points, restrooms, seating and more.
Social Story and KultureCity All-Inclusive App:
Download the KultureCity All-Inclusive App to get your social story to help you further with your visit.
- App Store: http://bit.ly/KCiphone
- Google Play: http://bit.ly/KCandroid
Items included in KultureCity Sensory Bags:
• Noise reducing headphones
• Fidget tools
• Visual cue card
• KultureCity VIP lanyard
Sensory bags and other items are available for checkout at no cost for
individuals and/or families visiting a venue.
Items included in KultureCity Sensory Bags are cleaned after every use with alcohol free sanitization wipes and allowed to completely dry before being rebagged.
What is the sensory inclusion initiative?
The sensory inclusion initiative is designed to help arenas, zoos, aquariums, museums, restaurants and other places of public attraction better entertain their guests that might have sensory needs/ sensory processing issues.
What is a sensory need/sensory processing issues?
A sensory need/sensory processing issues is one where the guest affected by this finds noises, smells, lights and even crowds not only overwhelming from the sensory perspective but also sometimes physically painful. Because of this, these guests often find themselves isolated from the community.
What is the difference between sensory inclusion and sensory friendly?
Sensory friendly is one where the location has had all the potentially noxious stimuli removed. Because this is sometimes a difficult task, accessibility is therefore limited to the day and location of the sensory friendly event. Sensory inclusion liberates that. It creates daily accessibility with training, tools and other modifications that although do not remove the noxious stimuli. help the guest cope with this potential sensory over stimulation better thus ensuring an accepting and inclusive experience for all.