In 2019, Splish Splash made history by becoming the first water park in New York to receive a Certified Autism Center designation as distinguished by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), thereby making it the most accessible water park in the state.
Through Splish Splash’s certification, we proudly offer our guests with special needs additional accommodations such as sensory guides, accessibility card, and helpful resources.
If you are considering visiting Splish Splash, one of New York’s most autism friendly water parks, here is a full guide to our accessibility program and Certified Autism Center accommodations.
When it comes to preparing a visit with guests with disabilities, it is important to know that Splish Splash’s staff and team members receive specialized training that supplies them with the skills, knowledge, and expertise required to cater to those with unique needs, including children or those with physical or cognitive impairments.
Splish Splash’s team training curriculum focuses on areas such as:
Because of our dedication to family fun and entertainment for guests of all needs, we have implemented an IBCCES Accessibility Card for guests to fill out prior to visiting Splish Splash. This enables guests to request special accommodations for physical disabilities, mobility impairments, and/or cognitive disorders. Accessibility Card also ensure full privacy, as we do not see any private information.
By filling out an IBCCES Accessibility Card, accommodations related to waiting in lines, assistance with accessible rides, and more can all be streamlined and allow us to ensure that we provide the best experience possible.
In addition to receiving a Certified Autism Center designation, we have partnered with IBCCES to create the Splish Splash Sensory Guide. As part of our dedication to being an accessible water park, our Sensory Guide walks potential park goers through the resources supplied to guest with cognitive disabilities, including:
Learn about all the conveniences and resources that Splish Splash has to offer, including cell phone charging locations, diaper changing stations, cabanas, and more.
Gain access to detailed insights on how a child’s senses may be affected by each of the rides and attractions that Splish Splash offers. This section provides sensory level and participant guidelines related to:
Take a look at Splish Splash’s various dining options to get a better idea of which eateries cater to your tastes and dietary needs. Our sensory guide also provides the location for each outlet, thereby making the park easier to navigate.
While we do not use peanut oil for cooking or for toppings in Funky Pirate and Plaza Ice Cream, we cannot guarantee that our food items are free of all allergens, such as trace amounts of nuts, dairy, shellfish, and the like.
If you require additional information about Splish Splash’s Accessibility Program or Certified Autism Center accommodations contact us via email or visit Guest Services.
As you can see, we have put great care into ensuring that Splish Splash is not only a fantastic family environment but one of New York’s most accessible water parks.
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