Come join in all the fun and explore both museums during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Enjoy a special performance from Open Door Theater, a local inclusive theater that welcomes everyone in the community to participate. They will perform several songs from the classical musical Annie, which they will be putting on at their Acton theater in January, including a January 19th performance specially adapted to serve the needs of audience members on the autism spectrum.
Visitors may also drop-in for a workshop with Romy Wilhelm, a practicing music therapist from Indian Hill Music. Many studies have shown that music therapy is an effective tool for reaching this population, as it engages and fosters their capacity for flexibility, creativity, variability, and tolerance of change.
Pre-registration required. Visit http://tinyurl.com/EspeciallyforMe2012-8 to register.
Funding provided by CVS, DCU for Kids, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School’s Youth in Philanthropy Club, and the Local Cultural Councils of Acton, Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Framingham, Harvard, Hudson, Lawrence, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Natick, Waltham, Wayland, Westford, and Weston, with in-kind support provided by Not Your Average Joe’s.