Rogers Arena is proud to be an “Autism Aware” facility, with services and resources to support fans living with autism as they attend Vancouver Canucks games, concerts and other events. Provided by Canucks Autism Network (CAN), this designation makes Rogers Arena the first NHL arena in Canada to comprehensively feature autism accessibility. Resources now available at Rogers Arena to fans living with autism and other sensory sensitivities include:
· Sensory Kits at each Guest Services location to assist individuals with sensory sensitivities. Each kit contains noise-blocking earphones generously donated by Honeywell for loan, a sensory toy, ID bracelet, a Visual Storybook, arena map and game-night timeline.
· Rogers Arena Event Staff have received Canucks Autism Network training on how to recognize autism and how to best interact and communicate with those on the spectrum.
· The existing Fan Text Service can dispatch trained staff to provide support where needed to fans with autism.
· A Quiet Room is available for fans with sensory sensitivities, based on availability and by request.