Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe have partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to become a Certified Autism Center (CAC). As the first destination in Minnesota to become a Certified Autism Center, it is our goal to provide visitors and families with children who have autism and other sensory disorders an enjoyable and memorable place to visit.

Certified Staff
Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe Team Members received specialized training to ensure they have the required knowledge, skills, temperament and expertise to cater to all children, including those with special needs.

Training focuses include sensory awareness, motor skills, autism overview, program development, social skills, communication, environment and emotional awareness.

IBCCESS Sensory Guide™
The IBCCESS Sensory Guide provides insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for rides and attractions at Nickelodeon Universe.

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Quiet Spaces
Currently we don’t have an official quiet room, however we would be happy to connect you with a guest service team member to direct you to the nearest family restroom or quiet area.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Our security team is equipped with noise cancellation headphones to better serve our guests with sensory sensitivities during an emergency or medical incident.

Resources for Guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Travel
Autism Travel is a resource provided by The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to help parents understand their options for travel. Autism Travel provides parents with a community to share ideas, plans trips with other families and explore travel options at some of the most beautiful places in the world.