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Disney Show Goes Sensory-Friendly

March 27, 2014

A group behind efforts to make Broadway shows accessible to those with autism and other developmental disabilities is now setting its sights on accommodating young kids with special needs. The Theatre Development Fund said it will offer an autism-friendly performance of "Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure" for the first time next month in New York City. The show will be tweaked to ensure there are no jarring noises or strobe lights and there will be a quiet area and activity stations in the theater lobby staffed with autism experts and trained volunteers in case children need a break during the performance. What's more, organizers said they will sell just 2,000 tickets for the 5,000-seat venue in order to ensure a welcoming environment. To read more, click here

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