Theatre Development Fund
How they are participating
SHARING THEATRE WITH FAMILIES ON THE SPECTRUM
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“We had the best time today at THE LION KING. To be able to attend as a family of four and see our 16 year old boy with autism enjoy himself so completely on Broadway for the first time that it brought tears of joy to even my husband! Thank you and please don't let it be Joey's last Broadway show! How can we help?” – Family impacted by TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative
1 in 88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Very often, families in the autism community are reluctant to attend public events for fear of others judging their child’s behavior. As an arts service organization committed to making theatre affordable and accessible to all, Theatre Development Fund created the Autism Theatre Initiative which provides a safe and welcoming environment for families to enjoy Broadway theatre - often for the first time.
In 2013, we will present autism-friendly performances of four Broadway shows: ELF, THE MUSICAL, SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, NEWSIES, and THE LION KING. To keep expanding this vital program, we need your support on #GivingTuesday. We hope that you will help us share theatre with families on the spectrum.