Sensory Friendly

The Smith Center is committed to providing inclusive programs and presentations for people of all ages, perspectives, and abilities. Our sensory friendly opportunities aim to increase access and inclusion for individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual or developmental disabilities.


UPCOMING SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES

Hocus Focus: The Magic of Kevin Spencer

DATE(S):

Sat, March 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

TICKET PRICES:

$5

VENUE:

Troesh Studio Theater

Hocus Focus: The Magic of Kevin Spencer features extraordinary magician, Kevin Spencer, in a fun-filled interactive experience that combines storytelling, stage magic and audience participation. This low-sensory performance welcomes all families, including those with children with autism or with other developmental or intellectual disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. Be entertained by baffling magic in a relaxed, judgment-free environment …

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The Phantom Tollbooth (Sensory Friendly Performance)

DATE(S):

Sat, April 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM

TICKET PRICES:

$12

VENUE:

Troesh Studio Theater

Norton Juster’s fantastical book “The Phantom Tollbooth” comes to vivid life in this adaptation about a boy named Milo who “didn’t know what to do with himself — not just sometimes, but always.” One day a mysterious tollbooth appears in Milo’s room and, having nothing better to do, he drives his toy car through it and arrives in a peculiar new world. Using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the wonder and adventure of this story alive. This tale tells us that with humor, good friends, and a little bit of courage, anything is possible …

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WHAT MAKES A PROGRAM OR PRESENTATION SENSORY FRIENDLY?

  • A welcoming, inclusive environment for all guests or participants
  • Relaxed theater etiquette rules enabling guests to enter and exit the space as needed
  • Ability to use mobile devices for communication purposes
  • Modification of house lights during the performance and reduction of jarring sounds
  • Quiet areas established in lobbies or lounges for individuals who may want to take a break from the performance or program, monitored by a certified volunteer
  • Supportive staff and volunteers

 


SENSORY FRIENDLY PROGRAM TOOLS

Attending an upcoming sensory friendly event at The Smith Center? These tools will help you know what to expect.

 


PAST PROGRAMMING

  • Workshops with Ryan Hourigan – Music and Children with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers (2014) and Music Making with Children with Autism (2018)
  • Workshops with Kevin Spencer – Hocus Focus: Teaching Magic Tricks to Special Needs Children – Especially High Functioning Autism (2016)
  • Sensory Friendly performances of Shh! We Have A Plan (April 2018)
  • Sensory Friendly performances of The Lion King (November 2018)

 


A SPECIAL THANK YOU

The Smith Center’s Education and Outreach Department extends its thanks to the staff and clinicians at Grant A Gift Autism Foundation, Touro University Nevada Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, UNLV Ackerman Center for Autism, FEAT of Southern Nevada, Nevada PEP, Opportunity Village, Sport Social, Wellman Therapy Services, Autism Coalition of Nevada, and the Center for Child and Family Development for their guidance and support.

 

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