Minnesota Zoo Offers Mobile App for Those on Autism Spectrum

May 03, 2018 06:07 AM

The Minnesota Zoo has launched a sensory-friendly mobile app meant to help those on the autism spectrum better enjoy their zoo experience.

A release said the app features social guides, a sensory-friendly zoo map, communication tools, a zoo-themed memory game and other features.

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It can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Zoo officials said they've been working on the app for more than a year, and pulled it all together over the winter. It features easy and advanced settings and works with settings already on the phone.

"The Minnesota Zoo is always working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to connect with the natural world," said John Frawley, the zoo's director and president, in a statement in the release.

"It's important for us to provide amazing and impactful experiences for all of our guests and meet them where they are."

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