Overland Park Convention Center opens new ‘sensory room’ for event guests who need a break

5-year-old Remingten Schneider pictured in the Overland Park Convention Center's new sensory room.

The Overland Park Convention Center just opened a new sensory room with calming tools for overstimulated event guests, including those with autism and PTSD. The room is part of the venue's efforts to become certified in sensory inclusivity. Image courtesy of Britaney Wehrmeister

The Overland Park Convention Center has a new resource for event attendees who may need a break from all the activity. 

The convention center has debuted a new sensory room for neurodiverse guests, including those with autism, PTSD or anxiety. It opened for the first time last week and was available for use during the Johnson County Home & Garden Show.