Sesame Place in Pennsylvania is 1st theme park designated as Certified Autism Center

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Sesame Place designated as Certified Autism Center. Monica Malpass reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on April 2, 2018. (Ritu Manoj Jethani / Shutterstock)

Pennsylvania's Sesame Place is the first theme park in the world to receive a very important distinction.

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The entire staff at the theme park in Langhorne, Bucks County, has completed autism sensitivity and awareness training. The completion designates Sesame Place as a Certified Autism Center.

"As the first theme park in the world to complete the training and become a CAC, Sesame Place is better equipped to offer families inclusive activities for children with autism and other special needs," Sesame Place park president Cathy Valeriano said in a statement.

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The certification comes at the start of National Autism Awareness Month.

Sesame Place opens for its 38th season on April 28.
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