NEW YORK (April 19, 2014) -- New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden played host to a very special performance of "Disney Junior Live On Tour!
(March 12, 2014) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind will publish a memoir "Life, Animated" on April 1. Suskind's memoir follows his 20-year journey in connecting with his son Owen, who has autism.
(March 11, 2014) - In a story for ABC News, Susan Donaldson James takes a look at Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind's forthcoming memoir "Life Animated," about Suskind's journey to connect with his son Owen who has autism. An excerpt from the book entitled "Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney" appeared in the New York Times Magazine on March 9.
The story goes on to explore whether other families have experiences similar to that one described by Suskind.
Thanks to the Theater Development Fund's Autism Theater Initative, there will be an autism-friendly performance of Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Aventure on Saturday, April 19th at 11 am at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York! You can purchase tickets while supplies last for this upcoming performance here.
Newsweek's recent article, "In Disney Crackdown, Disabled Kids are Collateral Damage" outlines difficulties faced by some parents following the removal of Disney Parks' Guest Assistance Card which moved its park visitors with disabilities to the front of the line. On Octo
Disney Parks have released information about changes to the policy that covers access for people with disabilities.
Autism Speaks has not endorsed this plan and will rely on our families for feedback. We’ve asked Disney to invite several families as guests to test it.
Disney Parks have an unwavering commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment and accessible experiences for guests.
The following is a letter from the president of Disney Parks addressing the changes to the program providing access to guests with disabilities.
Disney Parks holds a cherished place in the hearts of the millions of Guests who visit us each year. We know that is especially true for those of you who have a loved one with a disability. For many families, what would be impossible elsewhere is not only possible, but magical, at our parks and resorts . We are proud to play such an important role in so many of your lives.