The team did its homework, asking advocacy groups, interested individuals and caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental challenges to share their experiences and offer suggestions for the sensory space.
“The input we received completely changed how we were thinking about the room,” said Williams.
The airport originally planned a space filled with cool toys and fancy equipment to engage the kids. But what they heard from the stakeholders was that less is more—if the room is too stimulating, parents won’t be able to pull their kids away when it’s time to catch the flight.
Also, why make it just for kids? Adults with the same needs would benefit from a space to decompress before and after flying.