JWowwis the proud new benefactor of a safe space for people with disabilities at the Barclays Center in NYC — a room for folks with sensory sensitivities … all inspired by her kid.
The ‘Jersey Shore’ star broke down what exactly a sensory room is with us on “TMZ Live,” and why she thinks it’s going to help countless people with special needs in the arena for various events … and why she also hopes it’s a trend that catches on nationwide.
Basically, it’s a designated section of a facility — like the one she just helped bestow on Barclays — where people who might need to calm down from all the commotion on the main floor can decompress … with a variety of activities, all of which engage the senses.
This is something folks with autism often struggle with, and a sensory room — as JWoww explains — can provide relief to a variety of individuals with an array of disabilities, like Down’s Syndrome, PTSD … or other afflictions that might require some type of quick stimulus therapy.
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Her own son, Greyson Mathews, is the inspiration behind Barclays’ new room — which is now up and running. She’s got a sweet story about her own journey with her son … and hopes this is the start of a new norm at other public venues.
As for where she’d like to see one next, her hometown is definitely on her mind. You listening, Newark Airport?!?