Derby County Community Trust were thrilled to open our Sensory Room at Pride Park Stadium for the 2019/20 season after some trial games in the 2018/19 season.
It is designed for children and adults who have additional needs, aimed at those with Autism and/or Asperger syndrome.
The equipment was kindly funded by the Shaun Barker Foundation and the box provides a safe and relaxing space to enjoy a Derby County game from inside or outside.
Families can come and enjoy the game with the support of Derby County Community Trust trained staff. Kids with limited communication can enjoy relaxing music and can play with tangible and sensory stimulating specific things.
The Sensory Room aims to eliminate any segregation from who can, and who can’t, enjoy a game of football at Pride Park Stadium.
For more information please fill in the form below or contact Stuart Asquith, Disability Officer, on 01332 416140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"We cannot thank you enough for the experience and hope that many other families have the privilege of using this fabulous facility and being welcomed by such lovely people. We had no idea how he'd manage with a game or even if he'd make half time. He surpassed all our expectations and sat through the the whole match."
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are working through our waiting list of games which had to be rescheduled and once there is more clarity on the situation with fans at games we will communicate to those on our waiting list.