Bob and Suzanne NBC News CompositeChildren with autism enjoyed a Broadway performance after the Theater Development Fund created a new autism-friendly version of the popular musical ‘Mary Poppins’ by toning down the show’s bright lights and loud noises. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright, Chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, were interviewed about the Theatre Development Fund’s highly successful Autism Theatre Initiative to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families.

Since the program’s launch in October 2011, special autism-friendly performances of The Lion King and Mary Poppins have been staged on Broadway.

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