Today is the last day of Autism Awareness Month. In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about Autism, the United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about Autism and issues within the Autism community.
In a great program, AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society 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.
In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.
May 5 – 10 a.m. local time