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Providence center offers “sensory friendly” performances

November 24, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Performing Arts Center is offering shows specifically designed to be more welcoming to people with Autism.

WPRI-TV reports that on Sunday the center is hosting a “sensory-friendly” performance of the Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular.

A sensory-friendly version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is scheduled for next month.

The performances are meant to appeal to people with Autism who may not enjoy all the visual and auditory stimulation of traditional shows.

The center worked with the Autism Project on the effort, which is intended to make it easier for more people to enjoy a theatrical performance.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com/