"We used the [Send a Kid to Camp grant] money to send our son, a 17-year-old with Asperger's, to the Juniper Institute for Young Writers, held at the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. This camp enabled him to further develop his writing talent, but perhaps more importantly for him and for us, it provided an opportunity for him to get a taste of independent mobility and residence life prior to applying for college.As a result of this experience, we are now much more confident--and he feels more prepared--for his managing the responsibilities of independent living in college. It was a great foundation to build on both academically and socially."


- J.W.

Sensory Friendly Films

 

The Autism Society of America and AMC have teamed up to host special Sensory Friendly showings of films one Saturday each month at 10 am at AMC locations nationwide (locally at the AMC Flatirons Crossing and AMC Westminster 24 locations).

It’s a way to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The movie auditoriums have their lights brought up a bit and the sound turned down. Previews and commercials are not played in advance of the movie, and the “Silence is Golden” policy is not enforced.