Sensory-Friendly Autism Acceptance Disco

when
Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 6–10pm
where
tickets
General $15
Student $10
Members $10
Senior $10
Access/EBT card holder $5
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A black-and-white photo of DJ Naeem in profile, wearing a black hat adorned with patches that say Andy Warhol and Campbell's Soup. credit DJ Naeem, photo courtesy of the artist

The Andy Warhol Museum is proud to present a sensory-friendly celebration as part of autism awareness and acceptance month. Join us at the museum for a silent disco experience designed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and those with sensory sensitivities. DJ Naeem will spin a live set of dance classics. Rather than playing loud music through speakers, wireless headphones allow attendees to opt in or out of the soundtrack and control their own volume levels.

The museum’s underground studio The Factory is transformed into an enclosed sensory room for the evening, and quiet areas are provided. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, festive attire and to take portraits in the museum’s photobooth. Light refreshments are provided, and a cash bar is available.

We welcome teens and their families to join us from 6–8 p.m. for an all ages silent disco dance party and film screening.  Each registered teen receives a free adult ticket for a parent or supportive adult to attend with them. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and are welcome to participate. A parent networking and waiting area is provided for families to relax and connect with other members of their community during the event.

This event is open to teens and their families from 6–8 p.m., and it is 18+ after 8 p.m.

Schedule

  • 6–6:45 p.m.        All ages silent disco
  • 6:45–7:30 p.m.  Vectors of Autism screening in The Warhol theater
  • 7:45–8 p.m.        Transition time (all ages event ends)
  • 8–10 p.m.            18+ silent disco

Free parking is available in The Warhol lot.

This event is co-presented with Autism Connection of PA and the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy.