(CNN)Visiting the state fair is a treat for most families and children, but the lights and noises can be overwhelming.
This state fair is becoming more inclusive for those with sensory disorders
The Ohio State Fair in Columbus is staging a "sensory-friendly" event on one morning this month, turning down the lights and making for a quieter experience. It's the first event of its kind at the fair, according to a representative.
"We're making multiple efforts to make sure that the fair is inclusive and welcoming to all of our audience," Ohio State Fair spokeswoman Alicia Shoults said.
"The fair can be a little overwhelming for some. If we're able to make some adjustments to turn down the lights and sounds and make the fair a little friendlier for those with sensory-processing disorders, that's an easy step for us to take to make a difference in the community."
Sensory issues can affect some people with autism-spectrum disorders. Bright lights and certain sounds, smells and tastes can be uncomfortable, and so can being touched.