Amusement & Entertainment
- National Aviary
- Carnegie Science Center
- Pittsburgh CLO New Horizons Program
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Sensory Friendly Information
Sensory Friendly Areas
- The Sensory Garden at Northland Public Library
- Family Division of the Allegheny County Courthouse Initiates Sensory-Friendly Areas (Autism Connection of PA)
Movie & Theater
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.
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.
- 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.
Restrooms with Adjustable-Height Changing Tables
- Presley’s Place @ Pittsburgh International Airport
- Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – 3rd Floor in the “Frog” area
- Miracle Field at UPMC Sports Complex of Graham Field, Cranbery Township
- The Miracle League of Moon Township at Peoples Park, Moon Township
- Benedum Center for the Cultrural Arts, Cultural District – Clark Extension (Second Floor)
- National Aviary, North Side (The Garden Room)