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South Florida Autism Parents: Check Out The PlayGround Theatre's Sensory-Friendly Performance!

Posted May 01 2012 12:00am

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!

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