Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy

Sensory Friendly Performance

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Performance: Music of Flight and Fantasy (Volunteer)
  • Hosting Body: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: June 17th, 2017
  • Description: Family-friendly concert featuring the music of John Williams in a welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed environment designed for patrons of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, and other different abilities.  Specific volunteer duties included helping patrons explore their bodies and space in the kinesthetic room.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: Pittsburghsymphony.org/sensoryfriendly

UPMC Ageless Wisdom Training

UPMC Ageless Wisdom Training

  • Full Name: UPMC Aging Institute Ageless Wisdom Training
  • Hosting Body: UPMC Aging Institute
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
  • Description: An interactive and experiential geriatric sensitivity training program available in a two-hour and four-hour format. Consists of experiential exercises in areas like sensory and cognitive changes, psychological, functional, and social changes, myths about aging, and diversity and aging. 
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.upmc.com/Services/AgingInstitute/education-and-training/Pages/ageless-wisdom.aspx

Capable Kids 2016 Sensory Friendly Trick or Treat

Capable Kids Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating 2016

  • Full Name: Sensory Friendly Trick or Treating
  • Hosting Body: Capable Kids
  • Location: Hermitage, PA
  • Date: Sunday, October 30th, 2016
  • Description: A sensory friendly trick-or-treating event for children and their families, with a specific emphasis on accommodating children with autism, sensory processing disorder, and intellectual disabilities.  Events included an obstacle course, tactile and other sensory experiences, and interprofessional collaboration with other students, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: http://www.capablekidsrehab.com/