Sensory-friendly basketball game held in Albany

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The Siena Men’s Basketball Team held their annual sensory-friendly autism awareness game at MVP Arena.

Organizers say a live basketball game can be very stimulating, and sometimes difficult for people with autism.

Co-host Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara – whose son has autism – says things like noise and lights can keep people with sensory sensitivities from enjoying everyday events.

The game featured artificial noise reduction and the elimination of in-game flashing videos.