In Australia, opera is designed for kids with autism

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Children with autism often experience social settings in a different way to those not on the spectrum and sometimes end up having to avoid them altogether. In the past, we've seen Squag, the social network for young people with developmental difficulties. Now Victorian Opera in Melbourne has piloted a series of performances that cater for the needs of young kids with autism. Visiting the theater can be an upsetting event for those with autism, for whom scary characters and settings can trigger anxiety and long durations of sitting can feel restrictive. Victorian Opera has developed a performance of Hansel and…

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