Thursday, April 2, 2009

A step in the right Direction

Sensory Friendly films

AMC Entertainment (AMC) and ASA (Autism Society of America) 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.

If you follow the link above (clidk on Sensory Friendly films) it will take you to the website, where it explains what they do to make the environment more sensory friendly for people on the autism spectrum. It sounds really cool; I wasn't aware that they even provided this opportunity. I think it's awesome!! A step in the right direction. They allow the kids to sing along, get up and dance and you can bring in your own special dietary needs snacks at these special times also.

My daughter, went to see a school play of a patient of hers, but ended up watching the performance from a glass window outside the main auditorium, because Michael couldn't handle the intensity of the noise level of the program. He is a child that would benefit from this program. Thank you AMC Theatre's! Give them your business and let them know you appreciate what they are doing.

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