The Atlantic reports on the growth of “autism-friendly” movie theaters, sports arenas and now live theaters.
“What exactly makes a performance ‘autism-friendly?’ For every show… the organization relies on two trained autism specialists and one individual with autism to provide criticism on the original show,” reports The Atlantic about the Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). “The ATI then works with the producer to incorporate suggested criticisms. Major changes to the show usually address sound, lights, and noise.”
Making Theater Autism-Friendly (The Atlantic, April 6, 2015)