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TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative Hosts Disney's Aladdin

March 08, 2015

The Theatre Development Fund hosted an autism-friendly performance of Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical, Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre today, the final show in the fourth season of autism-friendly performances presented by TDF’s Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). The other autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows presented this season were The Lion King, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Matilda.

“It’s wonderful to complete our fourth season of sold-out autism-friendly shows with Aladdin, working with our colleagues at Disney Theatrical Productions,” said TDF’s Director of Accessibility Programs, Lisa Carling. “Disney Theatrical Productions was instrumental in helping us develop this program for people on the autism spectrum, as our first ATI’s show was at their production of The Lion King. When we put this performance of Aladdin on sale, it sold out in record time, less than five hours. In addition to illustrating how popular the show is, it highlights the need these families have to attend live theatre in a safe and supportive environment. We’re excited about what the fifth season will bring.” 

A big thank you to the Theatre Development Fund for today's performance--our kids were enthralled.

Click here to sign up for information on future performances. 

See more great photos from the event below: