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'Nutcracker,' 'Mary Poppins' and other sensory-friendly activities for kids around South Florida

'Nutcracker,' 'Mary Poppins' and other sensory-friendly activities for kids around South Florida

For families with special needs children, a day out can be difficult. Loud music, large crowds and flashing lights can be overwhelming.

Thankfully, sensory-friendly events are becoming more common throughout South Florida ensuring all children -- including those with autism spectrum disorders -- have fun.

We put together a resource guide to these events that will be updated as new events become available.

“The Nutcracker”

Dec. 15, 1 p.m. at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale

Specially designed for individuals with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders, the performance...

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