National Marine Aquarium Plymouth holds “quiet event” for Autism Awareness Week

National Marine Aquarium PlymouthPlymouth, UK – The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth will be holding a “quiet event” in observance of World Autism Awareness Week.

The event, which will encourage  aquarium-goers to be keep noise levels down and wear their nicest  “onesie” outfits, will  be taking place on Wednesday April 1st. Organizers have announced that the evening will cater to individuals on the spectrum who can often become overwhelmed by loud noises and other environmental stimuli.

With worldwide autism rates increasing dramatically every year, many companies and organizations are opting to develop initiatives that help to provide support for both children and adults with special needs who patronize public facilities. Thus, the aquarium’s administrators  are endeavoring to ensure that those in attendance will be provided with the opportunity to enjoy the majestic beauty of marine life by both accommodating those with exceptional needs and raising awareness regarding the disorder.

John McCarty, Head of Marketing at the aquarium says of the event told:

” We will be keeping our own noise down and encouraging visitors to be as quiet as possible during the event. We’re proud to be supporting National Autism  Week and look forward to welcoming guests from across the region to this unique evening.”

 Source: Olivier Vergnault on the Western Morning News website: National Marine Aquarium launches silent day in support of World Autism Awareness Week