Forest to Host Autism Accessible Performance

Forest Institute is proud to partner up with the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble to host their presentation of "Weird Beard, the Asperger's Pirate."

The performance is "Autism-Accessible" meaning it is "sensory sensitive” :
  • no special effects or loud volume
  • theatre house lights will never go fully dark during the performance
  • widely spaced seats to reduce "crowding” sensation
  • audience members are free to move, vocalize, hand-flap, get up during the performance, etc.
Families are welcome to bring pillows, weighted vests, headphones, and/or anything else that helps spectrum kids, teens and adults to be comfortable. The play is brief – approximately 45 minutes to avoid attention span limitations.


Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:30 am and 2:30 pm
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More information:

1.800.424.7793 or


The performance will be held at Forest's Springfield campus located at 2885 W. Battlefield. Once on site, proceed to the end of the driveway and enter using the first door on the side of the academic building.


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