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Blue Man Group to hold an autism friendly show

by Banks Lee

Blue Man Group Universal Orlando

Blue Man Group is hosting a special sensory-friendly show, suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders, supporting Autism Speaks at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Universal Orlando Resort.

Slight modifications will be made to the show including reducing sound and light levels at various moments during the performance and making headphones available upon request. The Blue Men will limit the amount of direct audience interaction and keep their approach to the audience more subdued. Blue Man Group will also create calming environments in the theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement.

Tickets start at $49 with a portion of proceeds from the event going directly to the nonprofit. Autism spectrum disorders are said to affect one in 68 children and one in 42 boys. Characteristics include social challenges, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors.

This year, Blue Man Group is supporting autism programs in all of its markets with a minimum donation of $25,000 given to the cause.

For more information, visit BlueMan.com/AutismSpeaks.

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