Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sensory-Friendly Film Screenings Let Children with Autism Be Themselves

MONGOMERY, Ala. -- For many families with autistic children, movies are stressful, a time when "social coaching" is done before the children take their seats
So when the recently-formed Montgomery Tri-County Autism Networking Group approached the RAVE Theater about showing a movie for children with autism, ADD and ADHD, they agreed, offering a special sensory-friendly matinee screening of "Puss in Boots."
The lights in theater No. 15 were slightly turned up, the noise level was turned down and the children were free to be themselves. They did not having to worry about keeping their voices down or being told not to get out of their seats.

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