The Big Apple Circus is now offering Autism-friendly performances and Circus of the Senses in order to welcome audience members with varying needs. The Autism-friendly performances offer “modifications to sound and lighting, a professionally staffed calming area in the lobby, extra signage, volunteers with helping hands, fidgets and earplugs.” You even get a downloadable social story with your ticket purchase.
Circus of the Senses “provides audience members who are Blind, Deaf, or have vision, hearing, or cognitive challenges with an exciting, multi-dimensional performing arts experience, integrating theater, dance, and live music with the circus arts. Infrared Audio Descriptive Headsets, ASL Interpreters, Braille and Large Print Programs, both a pre-show interactive touch experience for everyone and post show touch session for blind and low vision individuals brings the magic of circus to life!
There will be an Autism-friendly performance just outside of Philadelphia THIS Friday (May 31st). Click here to learn more about the adapted shows to get tickets!