Sensory Friendly Day Out With Thomas

Updated: July 29, 2019 07:20 PM

A quieter, slower paced day out with Thomas did not disappoint. Kids on the autism spectrum and their families enjoyed the #1 steam engine on Monday, during the Sensory Friendly Day Out With Thomas.


Mattel, Thomas' brand manager, U.S. Bank, the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, and Autism Speaks worked together to bring this event back to the Northland.

U.S. Bank volunteers staffed the event. "To see these kids and their parents enjoy a day like today, with smiles on their faces, is something we are really proud to be involved with," shared Todd Fedora, president of U.S. Bank. The bank also paid for the tickets.

Mayor Emily Larson spoke at a press conference, saying, "I know how hard parenting is. And how much we love our kids. And I thank you for continuing to find ways to love your kids just as they are, who they are is special and valued here in Duluth."

Thomas will also be around this coming weekend, August 2-4th.

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