Swallow Hill Music to perform first sensory friendly concert

9NEWS @ 4. 10/27/2016

DENVER - Swallow Hill Music has organized and hosted mostly acoustic acts and music classes for decades, but never a concert like the one they're planning for Sunday, Nov. 6.

It will be Swallow Hill's first sensory friendly concert, specifically designed for individuals with sensory sensitivities and developmental disabilities.

The intended audience includes people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, who can be easily over-stimulated, especially in unfamiliar settings.

Erica deDufour, the Programs Manager at the Autism Society of Colorado, spent more than an hour today helping Swallow Hill Music plan their upcoming show.

"Before we do these events I always go in and do an Autism 101," said deDufour. “And at the end of the presentation, everyone's like ‘wow, that really wasn't anything new, that wasn't anything crazy I have to change to accommodate individuals with autism,’ just having understanding and empathy and being open to trying new things in a different way."

Individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to the performance.

The performance will be at Daniels Hall, at 71 East Yale Avenue in Denver on Sunday, Nov. 6.

The show starts at noon.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

It's free for those 18 and younger, and $5 for adults.

Find ticket information here: http://bit.ly/2fe0639.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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