Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is committed to providing accessible programming to all children.
Inspired in 2013 by her nephew with autism spectrum disorder, Center for Puppetry Arts education director Aretta Baumgartner created “sensory-friendly” programming initiative. Now, the center now has six sensory-friendly afternoons each year featuring hand-picked shows for everyone to enjoy.
In this episode, Baumgartner shares how sensory-friendly programming was created at the Center for Puppetry Arts and how it works, the modifications to expect when attending a “sensory-friendly” afternoon, and how the center created a “village” to ensure the initiative lasts for the long-haul.
Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including The Bear on the Square Mountain Festival and Dear Evan Hansen at the Fox Theatre.
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