US cinema access now includes autism needs

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:34am

GMC cinemas in the US now run special screenings for children with autism. The screenings have the sound turned down and the lights on and allow the audience to do whatever they like. The original concept came from the frustration of a mother with an autistic daughter who was thrown out for dancing in the aisles during a screening of Hairspray.

The movies screen once a month, usually at a 10am screening, and allow people to bring in their own food to meet dietary needs. Over 90 AMC cinemas nationwide participate in the program. 

For more information, see the Walletpop website.


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