Splish Splash hosts day of free fun for families of those with autism

It is the eighth installment of the program at the water park, which has been deemed a certified autism center.

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2021, 12:32 PM

Updated 1,023 days ago

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Splish Splash in Calverton opened up for two hours to host the Autism Society for free before the park opened to the public.
It is the eighth installment of the program at the water park, which has been deemed a certified autism center.
The park's website says it works in tandem with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, and provides certified staff with specialized training and even has a sensory guide that gives insight on how those with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for rides and attractions.
“It's so amazing that they do this for us every year, people like my daughter can't always wait on line, they struggle with crowds— to have access to the park, it's amazing,” says Natalie Krempa, of Holtsville.
Angela Cerina, of Dix Hills, says the event also gives her 34-year-old son a chance to comfortably go on the rides that he enjoys.
“It is nice because it gives my son a chance to go on some of the kiddie rides, but normally people would be looking at him,” she says.
Temperatures climbed near 100 degrees on Wednesday, so the event gave the 700 guests who attended a great way to beat the heat.


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