Brochures with a picture-story study guide describing what to expect when you attend a theater performance are available. Use these with your children prior to the event to prepare them for the experience. The theatre will provide modifications to sound and lighting, noise-cancelling headsets, and a quiet room with GFCF snacks and staff from UM-NSU CARD, our local university autism resource center. Tickets are only $5. For tickets and additional information, contact Judy Litt at The PlayGround Theatre , 305-751-9500.
The PlayGround Theatre was the first in the State of Florida to present a shadow performance where specially trained American Sign Language Interpreters performed as "shadows" on stage alongside the Company's actors. They have an innovative and comprehensive approach to making a live theatre performance accessible for all children. Special accommodations are available so children with sensory, motor, cognitive, and other developmental challenges can enjoy the performance, giving them a sense of empowerment and inclusion. Now, they have created a special program for children with Autism and Sensory Integration Disorder.
The Prince, Professor, and I will be there, along with my local parent posse, and we will be bringing The Prince's Autism Service Dog, Annie too!