Expanding Accessibility for Guests with Autism-Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Who Visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, FL
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Problem: Due to public events being commonly characterized by crowded spaces, loud volumes, and unpredictable changes, attractions such as the Jacksonville Zoo can be challenging for those with ASD without proper accommodations (Kimura et al., 2020)
Purpose: The purpose of this capstone project was to advocate for updated evidence-based sensory accommodations at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for those with an ASD diagnosis with the intention of creating a more inclusive zoo experience.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Accessibility; Occupational Therapy; ASD; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Jacksonville; Zoo
Medical Subject Headings
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders; Gardens; Animas, Zoo; Florida, Occupational Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy | Mental and Social Health | Occupational Therapy
Schermerhorn, L., & Petrocelli, T. (2023, May 14). Expanding Accessibility for Guests with Autism-Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Who Visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Jacksonville, FL. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonesspring2023/24
Poster presented at the Spring 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 4 and April 12, 2023.