A mom loves Broadway and now she wants to share theatre with her son. Growing up she used to go all the time with her father. Her son loves music and he loves dancing. Her son has autism and he is nonverbal. However, when there is music and there is dancing she feels connected to him. She looks online but there isn't an autism-friendly performance scheduled of the show she wants to see. She has to risk going to a typical performance. The curtain comes up and the show begins. Her son loves the show and begins moaning and flapping in enjoyment. To her this is affirmation; to the people around them it is a distraction. Whispers turn to comments and soon the mom and son are all but run from the theatre by the audience because his sounds of happiness were too distracting.
This is not a unique story.