Sensory Friendly Films

I was reading about a great idea this morning in our local county paper – “Sensory Friendly Films”.  This is an idea for families affected by autism or other conditions so that they can take their kids to the movies.  Apparently, our local movie theater (AMC West Olive 16) has partnered up (at the corporate AMC level) with the Autism Society to design this program.

The movies are shown with the lights turned up and the sound turned down.  There are no previews.  Families can bring their own snacks.  And, kids are able to move around and talk during the movie if needed.

There are an estimated 30M people in the world (1.5M in the US) with an autism spectrum disorder.

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