Local Sensory Guides, Resources and Needs

Amusement & Entertainment

Sports Stadiums

Cultural Attractions

Sensory Friendly Areas

Movie & Theater

Movie Screenings

AMC Theaters

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Other Theaters

Sensory Friendly Concerts & Performances

  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is proud to offer sensory-friendly performances for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities or other individualized needs. We have produced sensory-friendly performances since 2013; PBT was the first professional ballet company in the country to present a sensory-friendly performance of The Nutcracker. Other ballets in our sensory-friendly repertoire are Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan and Lew Christensen’s Beauty and the Beast.
  • Azure Pittsburgh recognizes that autism and related challenges can present barriers to attendance and engagement in a formal concert setting. We program the highest quality artists while taking care to consider and remove as many barriers as possible to create a sensory-friendly environment At an Azure concert, if you want to sing, dance, vocalize, or clap, you’re welcome to do so, and if you need a break, there’s always a designated quiet space for you. Our concerts are a place for connecting with each other through music.

Religions Services

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peters Township continues to offer a special needs worship service the second Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.
  • Westminster Church in Upper St. Clair has formed a committee to address the needs of autistic students in their Sunday school classes and youth group with the hope of improving their worship experience.

Dental Needs

Restrooms with Adjustable-Height Changing Tables