What is a sensory room?

A sensory room is a space created specifically to help someone who is feeling physically and/or emotionally overstimulated. Certain types of overstimulation that can occur at an event are caused by loud noises, bright lights, lots of people, and movement. A sensory room is a quiet place for guests to go when they are feeling overwhelmed to regain a sense of calm and comfort so they can continue to enjoy their visit.

The design of the sensory room is a space that invites calmness and focus. We accomplished this by providing comfortable seating, tactile art, and activity panels to give guests something to occupy their time in the room.

The goal of the sensory room is to provide sensory accessibility so everyone can enjoy and feel welcome at events at Overland Park Convention Center.