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good great to have and that’s precisely where the next week (or so) is headed for my intrepid consulting team. To that end, I’ll still be posting every day but some posts may be lighter than others and during those instances, I’m going to try to focus on some genuinely good news oriented topics.
Today’s post is exactly that with an article from the always sharp Brian Wise at WQXR which highlights recent efforts at New York’s New Victory Theater that worked with a performing arts group to modify their event so as to allow young people with autism the opportunity to experience something that may otherwise be outside of their environment.
Recently, a friend a colleague with a young child recently diagnosed with autism published a genuinely touching account about his family and their experience so the timing of Wise’s post is especially apt and meaningful.
Wise’s article examines similar efforts from other arts groups, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and it serves as a reminder that everyone in this field, artists and administrators alike, have a obligation to help as many lives as possible to be touched by art and culture.Read Arts Groups Offer ‘Sensory-Friendly’ Performances for People with Autism