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The Straz Center Finds Huge Success

The Straz Center Finds Huge Success by The Straz Center “We’ve developed shows for people who want to enjoy theater but also might need to get up and walk around, go outside, stim, take a break and do something else for a while and return. The audience knows what to expect during our sensory-friendly performances [...]

By |2019-04-02T17:46:01-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Autism|Comments Off on The Straz Center Finds Huge Success

Step Up For Students

Step Up For Students by Lisa A. Davis, Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing Communications, Step Up For Students After Angela Becker was born prematurely, weighing in at a mere two pounds, she left the hospital for the first time nine weeks later with a calendar filled with therapy appointments. At nine months, she was diagnosed with [...]

By |2019-04-02T17:49:36-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Step Up For Students

Accessible & Enjoyable

Accessible & Enjoyable by Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Sensory experiences are a part of everyday life. For children with sensory integration difficulties, the ordinary experience becomes frightening and overwhelming. There are seven senses that form the foundation of sensory integration: visual, auditory, touch, smell, taste, vestibular (input regarding the position of one’s head [...]

By |2019-03-06T10:58:21-04:00October 18th, 2018|Sensory|Comments Off on Accessible & Enjoyable

A Welcoming Place for All!

A Welcoming Place for All! by the Straz Center Seventeen-year-old Donovan Dix has autism. When he told his mother Tia he wanted to see Motown the Musical at the Straz Center, she wasn’t sure what to expect. After all, “the theater” historically belonged to people who could sit still and be silent for a few [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:48:48-04:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Welcoming Place for All!

GiGi’s Playhouse – Changing the Way the World Views Down Syndrome

GiGi's Playhouse - Changing the Way the World Views Down Syndrome GiGi’s Playhouse is a network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers with the mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome through community campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome and their families. GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa will make a lifetime [...]

By |2018-01-04T08:38:01-04:00January 4th, 2018|Down Syndrome|Comments Off on GiGi’s Playhouse – Changing the Way the World Views Down Syndrome