Special Disney screening for autistic students

Special Disney screening for autistic students

John Balson

Special Disney screening for autistic students

A special screening of The Muppets is being shown at Maidenhead Odeon Cinema tomorrow morning as part of National Autism Awareness Month.

The free screening has been organised by UK charities Film Education and Dimensions to improve cinema access for school children that experience autism or have special needs.

Lights will be left on low, the volume will be turned down and guests can move around the cinema or make noise as they feel comfortable.

The Disney film will start rolling from 10am.

Lisa Hopkins, executive director of specialist development for autism, said: "Initiatives such as this require small adjustments that make a big difference to people who experience autism and show just what can be achieved when education and industry come together.

"I hope other organisations will see Autism Awareness Month as an opportunity to look at how they can become more autism-friendly and we are on hand to provide advice and support on how to do this."

Schools can book for this screening by calling 0207 2927360 between 10am-5pm or visiting www.filmeducation.org

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