Thanks to the dedication of numerous staff members and the enthusiasm of Pennsbury’s middle school “Best Buddies,” a total of 15 students in the District’s Autistic Support Program had the opportunity to see a Broadway production of Aladdin. The show was a special Autism-friendly performance produced by the Theatre Development Fund and staged in early March. Students from all three middle schools and Village Park Academy took part in this trip.
“It takes a great deal of dedication and caring to undertake a trip to New York with students who have complex needs,” said Sherri Morett, Director of Special Education. “The opportunity to attend a play on Broadway for children with Autism was such a wonderful experience for our students, and hopefully we will be able to provide this opportunity again in the future. This was also a nice event for the Best Buddies.” All told, a total of 27 Pennsbury students attended the show. Ms. Morett expressed her appreciation to teachers Matt South and Alyssa Sunday, Best Buddies Coordinator and Special Education Supervisor, Erin Schwenk, and Speech Language Pathologist, Patti Dormer, for all their efforts in organizing this trip.