As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sensory Friendly Films

Aside from sensory issues with touch, Bryce has started to show signs of being sensitive to loud sounds. If a sound is loud, he will cover his ears and say “too loud”. However, if it’s a sound he can control, or he is aware of, then it doesn’t bother him as much. This started a couple of months ago, or else we’re just noticing it now.

Sometimes these sensory issues can prevent us from doing things that other families have no problems doing, like going to the movies. But for Americans, this is now possible!

Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Entertainment in partnership with The Autism Society, bring AMC Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis to select communities across the nation.

The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

As a leading theatrical exhibition company, AMC is so proud to be making a difference in the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder by offering families a chance to see a movie together — often for the very first time.

If you ever take advantage of this, please let us know how your experience was!

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

2 comments:

  1. this sounds amazing ~wish they would do this in england!!
    my 13 year old still covers his ears in the cinema ~but my 6 year old has issues with alot of sound still ~ won`t go to the cinema ~ birthday party`s, any where peple are singing, clapping,shouting, near trains, cars, planes etc etc ~life is so restricted for going out as a family!!
    but hey that is our life.... and guess it always will be
    vanessa xx

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  2. @nessy In small steps, Vanessa, small steps. First the cinema's, then the world! Eventually things will be working with us, instead of working against us.

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