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Seahawks launch program to make stadium more autism friendly

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The Seattle Seahawks have launched a program that aims to make the team's home stadium a more autism-friendly environment.

The Seahawks and the Seahawks Women's Association have partnered with A OK Autism to provide kits for autistic fans on gamedays at CenturyLink Field.

The toolkits include noise cancelling headphones, ear plugs, sensory toys, a detailed schedule to help keep track of the game and an "I'M A-OK" identifier badge. 

"The I'M A-OK symbol will help Seahawks fans recognize that a person has autism and give them an opportunity to help or simply be more patient, if necessary," according to a Seahawks release.

The team was contacted by the co-founders of the nonprofit Autism Center of Tulsa and the creators of the Autism Friendly Locations program in July about putting the kits together.

The toolkits can be picked up at guest services, which is located in the Field Plaza just south of The Pro Shop on the field level.

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