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Joni and Friends Partners with the State Fair of Texas for Sensory-Friendly Morning
Joni and Friends, a global non-profit committed to serving people with disabilities, is delighted to announce their partnership with the State Fair of Texas to host a “Sensory-Friendly Morning” on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Through their Dallas-based Joni and Friends Texas location, the organization will provide the opportunity for families living with disability to experience the Fair in a more accessible way.
During the Sensory-Friendly Morning, adjustments are made across the fairgrounds to accommodate those with sensory sensitivities. The Midway will be accessible to all from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. without bright lights and sounds that can overwhelm visitors with sensory-related concerns. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Joni and Friends will also provide 1-2 volunteer buddies to accompany each registered family and assist with waiting in lines, guarding wheelchairs and strollers while the family enjoys rides, unloading items from the car, and providing help for siblings. Through this support, Joni and Friends and the State Fair of Texas are thrilled to offer the opportunity for individuals and families with disability to experience the Fair in a more fun and beneficial way.
The Sensory-Friendly Morning will also feature designated quiet rooms strategically placed throughout the fairgrounds. Managed by trained Joni and Friends volunteers, these zones will be equipped with sensory-friendly tools to ensure a calm atmosphere whenever families wish to take a break and regroup.
Register to attend or volunteer: https://joniandfriends.org/event/joni-and-friends-at-the-state-fair-of-texas/
About Joni and Friends
For more than 40 years, Joni and Friends has provided the hope of the Gospel and practical care to people living with disability around the globe. Ministry programs include Joni’s House, Wheels for the World™, Family Retreats, and disability ministry training. Joni and Friends also delivers daily inspirational media through radio programs and podcasts. To find out more, please visit www.joniandfriends.org.
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