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.
Our trainer from All Star Paws for Autism will be bringing Annie as an exercise. We will be sure to post photos of Annie's first experience at the theater!