RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Animazement is a full weekend of events, panels, concerts, shopping and more, all dedicated to celebrating the world of anime and all things Japan.

The annual convention returns to the Raleigh Convention Center this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Organizers of the event are doing something extra special for this year’s convention to make all feel welcome. This will be the first event at the convention center to offer KultureCity Sensory Bags to neurodiverse attendees.

The convention center is only one of six convention centers in the nation to hold a KultureCity certification.

With about 15,000 expected to attend, about three to five percent of those attendees are expected to have sensory processing needs.

In order to provide an inclusive, positive experience for those individuals, the Raleigh Convention Center’s accessibility services table will be providing the sensory bags.

The bags are designed to help neurodiverse guests, such as those with autism, dementia, or those who have experienced a stroke, with their sensory needs. These bags contain things like fidget toys, headphones and a card that can help them to communicate if they are feeling overwhelmed at any point of the event.

In addition to the sensory bags, the convention center will also be introducing new accommodations for service dogs.

There is even a space designated for a quiet space to escape the crowds called the Serenity Room which can be accessed by seeking an accessibility staff member.

Other accommodations thought of by the event organizers are advanced seating sections and stickers that can discreetly be applied to an attendee’s badge that would indicate that they may be unable to stand for long periods of time or are in need of access to the Serenity Room.

For a closer look at the lineup of events and more information on the convention, visit the Animazement website.