Eagles Autism Foundation 2020 Impact Report

SENSORY-FRIENDLY CONCERT In what would become one of the last in-person events of the year, on March 1, 2020, 1,500 people (double the number from the previous year) enjoyed a sensory- friendly performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the NovaCare Complex. Before the performance, families were invited to participate in balloon making, face painting and information stations. If needed a sensory room, fidget toys and noise-cancelling headphones were made available. In what was dubbed a “no-shush” zone, attendees could dance, clap, hum and just enjoy themselves. “It means a lot to have that inclusion, that space just to be. Just be a kid, regardless of your sensory needs”, said attendee Alex Vaello. “The Eagles have opened their doors and we’re grateful to take part”. 2020 HUDDLE UP Presented in partnership with The Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP), the 11th annual Huddle Up for Autism was reimagined to provide an exclusive, virtual experience for top fundraisers and supporters, while still advancing our shared mission of raising awareness and funds for autism research. After receiving a visual schedule to review before the Zoom event, participants were welcomed by Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro, enjoyed a Q&A with players, learned the fight song with the Eagles cheerleaders, and were surprised by Swoop. In total, the event raised $52,743.

The Philadelphia Orchestra put on a sensory-friendly performance at the NovaCare Complex.


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