Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sensory movies for those with Autism

For families w/ kids on the autism spectrum, or who otherwise have sensory and attention issues, this could be a great deal. It's available all over the country. Go to the Augism Society of America website and check it out: http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sensoryfilms

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

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