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Broadway Offering Two More Autism-Friendly Shows | Care2 Causes

Broadway Offering Two More Autism-Friendly Shows | Care2 Causes

After receiving enthusiastic feedback following an October showing of “The Lion King,” specially tailored to be friendlier to the families of children with autism, two more autism-friendly shows have been slated for 2012. With around 1 in 100 children now being diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder , it’s refreshing to see family entertainment changing to cater to an audience with diverse needs. Tickets will go on sale for the September showing of “The Lion King” later this spring. Tickets for the April 29th performance of “Mary Poppins” are nearly sold out. Since children with autism are often sensitive to light and sound, the shows have toned down scenes with jarring sounds and strobe lights. There will be quiet areas available for overwhelmed kids, staffed by autism experts, with beanbag chairs and coloring books. They realize that some families will not be able to...

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