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Aviva Stadium opens sensory hub

Aviva, Ireland’s largest insurer, has unveiled a new sensory hub in Aviva Stadium in Dublin as part of its long running sponsorship of the home of Irish rugby and soccer.

The hub includes a Cubbie Booth sensory solution and will be accessible to all fans attending matches and concerts in the iconic stadium.

In Ireland, one in 20 people have sensory issues such as ADHD, dyspraxia and SPD, while one in 50 have been diagnosed with autism. The spectrum disorder, which includes Asperger’s, affects everyone differently, but is usually characterised by difficulty with social interaction and communication.

The Aviva Sensory Hub offers a multi-sensory space to both children and adults and can adapt to the individual needs of each user. It delivers a total sensory management system, which reduces sensory overload and disruption. The state-of-the-art sensory booth is free for any fan to use during their visit to Aviva Stadium.

The Aviva Sensory Hub is located at section 104 in Aviva Stadium, and can be accessed via the East Stand at Level 1

There will be a qualified special needs assistant on hand to help to create profiles on the booth.

The Cubbie can facilitate one person at a time.

Sessions will run between 5-10 minutes and will operate on a first come first served basis.