Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Lion Lies Down on Broadway for Autism

So, on this past Sunday, October 2nd, my wife took my daughter to see The Lion King on Broadway.  Now, there is nothing all that exceptional about that, except that this was a special showing of the play organized by the Theatre Development Fund, the folks who run the TKTS discount ticket booths in New York, which offer tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays at up to 50% off. 

So, this special showing was an autism friendly presentation, one that involved a number of accommodations and modifications for a very special audience.  Here is the report that aired on MSNBC, describing the event, and featuring one of my daughter's classmates, Evan:

All told, four families from my daughter's school, and a great many more from the North Jersey area, were in attendance, and made up a very appreciative audience.  Much thanks goes out to the Theatre Development Fund for its progressive work towards inclusion, and for a truly gracious bit of noblesse oblige!

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