Autism/Sensory Friendly Children's Theater Performance
Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performances are designed and intended for families with children having autism or other developmental disabilities. This program is designed and planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. At these performances the theater environment will be altered, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for these families.
Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performances are recommended only for those families bringing a loved one having a developmental disability, or their teachers and advocates who are familiar with and accepting of behaviors exhibited by some children with autism.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Autism/Sensory Friendly Performances at the bottom of this page.
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Autism/Sensory accommodations Include:
Autism/Sensory Friendly Performance: The Little Mermaid
Where: Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ 07041
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time - or all over again!
“MEET YOUR SEAT!” before the show – a FREE Open House on Tues., June 25 from 3PM-6PM.
In collaboration with Paper Mill Playhouse, Autism Friendly Spaces provides consultative services for the autism theatre initiative.
Lead support for Theater for Everyone programming is provided by:
MetLife Foundation The Merck Company Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
Additional generous support is provided by C.R. Bard Foundation, Inc. Fund for the New Jersey Blind, and Cultural Access Network of New Jersey.
Major funding for Paper Mill Playhouse Education Outreach is provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey Stat Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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