Theater Development Fund - Autism Theater Initiative
Katie Sweeney speaks about her journey of "Boy Meets Broadway...Boy Loses Broadway... Boy Gets Broadway...and the stars thrown in." Katie Sweeney discusses the impact of making live theater accessible to all audiences, specifically as it relates to her younger son's experiences with Broadway. Katie Sweeney is an 'Autism Warrior Mom' and a musical theater lover (in that order).
CO/LAB (Creative Opportunities without Limits And Boundaries) Theater Group is a non-profit organization that has been providing individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts since 2011. Katie Sweeney sits on the Board of CO/LAB.
At Surfers Healing, the mission is to enrich the lives of people living with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing. That mission exists because of one child. Israel and Danielle Paskowitz founded Surfers Healing because of their son, Isaiah. Isaiah has Autism, and when he struggled with meltdowns and sensory overload, riding the waves with his father calmed him like nothing else.