Autism friendly cinema for Mansfield school children

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In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, the charity Film Education has partnered with Dimensions – a UK leading provider of support to people with autism and learning disabilities, to help improve cinema access for school children that experience autism.

A free cinema event for school children will be held on Thursday with a special screening of Disney’s ‘The Muppets’ [U, 103] at the Mansfield Odeon Cinema at 10am.

Film Education supports, encourages and facilitates the use of film within the curriculum through teaching resources, professional development of teachers and the cinema going experience and not-for-profit support provider Dimensions is championing autism friendly films as part of its work to promote greater social inclusion for people with autism.

During the special screening lights will be left on low, the volume will be turned down and people can move around the cinema or make noise as they feel comfortable. 

This new partnership with Film Education and cinemas will make the cinema environment even more inclusive to school children who perhaps have been unable to attend mainstream films with their class mates in the past.

Schools can book to attend this special screening of “The Muppets” by calling 020 7292 7360 between 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or visiting www.filmeducation.org