This subject will be explored in the fifth book of My Friend Sam series.
This program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and their families to view new release films in theatres across the country.
These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment. These screenings will take place approximately every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings at 10:30AM.
I just finished drafting the fifth book. This book will present the benefits of the sensory friendly viewings offered by Cineplex theatres. Cineplex Entertainment and Autism Speaks have signed an agreement to provide a once a month viewing experience for families with a member diagnosed on the spectrum, it has been going on for a year and a half.
These presentations allow the children to stimulate and be totally comfortable during the showing. Parents are also very comfortable since they do not have to worry about their children. That is, they do not have to fear that the behavior of their child would disturb the representation. This feeling is not a common occurrence among autistic parents.
Cineplex gave us referrals and they even helped with fundraising. We greatly appreciate their involvement in the project.
I will take part of the Dieppe Book Fair, which will be held at the New Brunswick Community College – Dieppe Campus, October 19-22, 2017.
I will be present with the 4 books, french and english, as well as some coloring books. On the table, you will be able to subscribe to a contact list if you wish to share your story in the books of “My friend Sam”
I hope to see you there and discuss with you the wonderful world of autism.
For more info on the book fair, please visit the website at: https://www.salondulivredieppe.com/