Autism friendly screenings
Autism Screenings are a wonderful yet simple change to the entertainment world that makes it that bit more inclusive for everyone.
Below is a link to the Dimensions website, Dimensions are a non profit organisation supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs, we are driven by our values. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
In this link you can find autism friendly screenings at most cinemas in partnership with dimensions near you.
Dimensions – https://www.dimensions-uk.org/families/autism-friendly-environments/autism-friendly-screenings/
The special performances have subtle changes to the cinema environment which mean that people who have sensory difficulties have a more positive experience than they would in a traditional cinema setting. Changes include:
• The lights being kept on at a low level
• Lower than usual sound levels
• No trailers or advertisements – just the film
• Allowance for increased levels of movement and noise