NBA makes space for fans with autism spectrum disorder

Story highlights

  • The home of the Utah Jazz is opening its sensory-inclusive space on Friday
  • The Cavaliers, Kings, Thunder and Jazz provide the soothing spaces for fans

(CNN)When crowds of noisy fans pack sports and entertainment arenas, many people go expecting -- even hoping -- to experience some sort of sensory overload.

But for families with children on the autism spectrum, it's difficult to enter an often rowdy, overpowering environment without worrying about the kids. For some, it's virtually impossible.
It's a challenge that's now being addressed by the NBA.