We know that inclusive, sensory-friendly environments benefit all people. When spaces are designed to be accommodating and inclusive, the quality and diversity of conversations and interactions is greatly enhanced. By sharing and listening to the diverse perspectives of others, our self-awareness and empathy increases. When children with and without disabilities are educated together, they experience comfort and awareness of human differences, improved social-emotional and cognitive skills, and stronger friendships. Employees with disabilities are able to share diverse perspectives on completing tasks and solving problems creatively. Studies show disabled employees commit to jobs longer, help boost morale, and increase productivity.

In order to recognize these benefits, we as a society must create enjoyable, universally appealing opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and abilities to develop understanding and respect for one another within accessible spaces. Our programs and events demonstrate the simple environmental modifications that make inclusion possible while offering beneficial and unifying experiences that combine education and recreation with a focus on the universal language of music and the arts.

Learn more about our current programs here.

A photograph of several people walking along a cobblestone street, all wearing sneakers and rainbow tube socks.