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It's Here! Mom Sees The Accessibility Change She Inspired At Kennywood

She wanted this to happen for her autistic son and for every other differently-abled person who could use it.


Today we're celebrating someone and something good right in our backyard. I grew up going to Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, PA. From the rides to the food, it's a place of many fond childhood memories.

The moment Tristan Holt, age 4, exits the tunnel into Kennywood Park and you see his face light up with excitement.

We've told you about Suzanne Holt and her crusade to make the park more accessible for others like her 4-year-old son Tristan. His autism and other conditions have made things like changing his diaper more difficult, especially as he gets older and bigger.

Here's our previous story where we learned that she got the inspiration from a trip to Dollywood (Click Here)

Today they both got to visit the park for the first time since Kennywood installed a new changing station that can be used for kids and adults up to 400 pounds.

That's a huge victory for Suzanne and also a win for Kennywood as it works to become more accessible throughout the park.

Kennywood is one of their favorite places to visit, especially with recent accessibility upgrades.

Special thanks to Suzanne for having the courage and tenacity to drive for change in something she believes in, and also to our friends at Kennywood for listening and acknowledging that there is more they can and should do to make the park a special experience for people of all abilities. That includes the recent designation of Kennywood as a Certified Autism Center.

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