An opportunity for individuals on the spectrum as well as their family and/or friends to enjoy a meal at a restaurant in a sensory friendly and accepting environment. The Autism Society of Hawaii partners with various restaurants by reserving a section of the restaurant in advance-creating a quieter, less chaotic and more accepting environment for the individuals to enjoy their meal. The staff are briefed on what to expect to ensure a pleasant experience.
Everything with those on the spectrum is about repetition, the more they are exposed to certain situations the easier it gets for them to adjust.
Our goal is to do this often enough where families will get comfortable enough to venture out on their own knowing that they can get through a meal without a melt down occurring.