Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Movies and shows for kids on the autism spectrum.
A series of screenings of movies and live performances tailored to the needs of autistic children. I have an autistic son myself and while I applaud AMC's Sensory Screenings I feel that most autistic children do not have sensory problems with the movie theater environment (as long as the sound isn't POUNDING and things aren't PITCH BLACK).
What our children mostly need is a "No Shushing" environment where talking, vocal outbursts and the need to get up and move are respected. I have arranged for the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, 138 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012 to donate its screening facilities on Saturday afternoons to this project.http://www.meetup.com/Spectrumshows
The Komo Centre for Understanding Autism was established in 2006 by Elizabeth Kaleeba, the parent of an Autistic child.The centre was started to provide education, care and support for children and families affected by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). It is the first provision of this kind in Uganda.