A group of special-needs students from Giant Steps School in Southport will perform in an adaptation of the classic holiday ballet "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 16 in Milford.

The performance is planned at 7 p.m. at the Parsons Government Center, 70 West River St., Milford.

Dancers from the New England Ballet Company will perform with the Next Step Dancers from Giant Steps School and the Wheels in Motion Dancers of St. Vincent's Special Needs Services in Trumbull.

Giant Steps serves students ages 3 to 21 with autism spectrum disorder.

Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling 203-799-7950. To pledge funding for the production visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/235583811/nutcracker-dreams-for-all-abilities?ref=live.