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Starplex Cinemas Berlin 12 offers sensory-friendly screenings of the latest movies on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM. Sensory-friendly screenings provide special families an opportunity to enjoy a family-friendly film in a safe and warm environment. Auditoriums are adjusted with lights a bit brighter, sound a little softer and no one minds if audience members dance, sing, or walk around during the movie. Families can feel relaxed and comfortable enjoying the movie experience together.
In collaboration with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and DDS Self Advocate Coordinators; the Healthy Relationship Series will be held in all three DDS regions in Connecticut. The Relationship series is a 6 session course dedicated to the topic areas of making, developing, and maintaining healthy relationships. Consumers must participate in all 6 sessions. The first session of the series will include an overview of the material to be covered. Support staff should plan on attending and participating in the first session.
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to bring you unique movie showings where you can feel free to be you! We turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!
The Sensory Friendly Film program is now being expanded to four showings per month.
The Sesame Workshop has announced it is introducing a new Sesame Street character, a preschooler with autism named Julia. She is being introduced as part of an initiative to take the stigma out of autism and help those who deal with the developmental disorder by having someone to relate to. According to the Associated Press:
Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk offers free admission for families of children with special needs on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00-11:00 AM. These Accessibility Days provide families with an opportunity to enjoy the museum’s exhibits, mingle with other families and learn with their child in a safe, welcoming, ADA-compliant environment. No registration is required.
King's Speech and Learning Center is now offering a weekly social language and support group for young adults age 18-27 with autism spectrum disorders and/or executive functioning issues. This group will help young adults practice small talk, planning group activities, interviewing, and public speaking. It meets every Friday from 6:00-7:00 PM at Pediatric Neurology Services, 147 Saybrook Road in Middletown. Enrollment is on a monthly basis, and some insurances are accepted.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Bethel opens early every Sunday morning, from 9:00-10:00 AM, for adults and children with sensory challenges.
While the challenges vary greatly for adults and children, our goal is to provide an environment that lends a sense of comfort to the jumpers and their families. The physical benefits of trampolining are secondary to the benefits of sensory input, self-challenging of boundaries and an opportunity to socialize with peers and form friendships. No big noises, calmer pace ... just big FUN!