South Florida GFCF Parents: Check out The PlayGround Theatre's Autism and Sensory-Friendly Inclusion Performance of "Alice's Ad
Posted Feb 07 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. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/children. For tickets and additional information, contact Judy Litt at The PlayGround Theatre, 305-751-9500.
I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this organization! The Prince, Professor, and I were honored to be a part of a small focus group to prepare for this performance. 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!