Sep 17, 2012

What You Can Learn From Disney About Ministering to Kids with Autism

CNN recently reported that 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have some form of autism.  This means there are many children in your community who have autism.  Are you being intentional about providing a place where they feel comfortable and have their needs met?

Disney is a great example of this.  They now offer "sensory friendly" movie experiences for guests with autism.  During a sensory friendly showing, theater lights are turned up, sound is reduced and audience members are welcome to talk or get up and move during the show. 

A recent showing in Columbia, Maryland was attended by over 300 parents and children. 

Way to go Disney!  Churches...let's be this intentional about creating welcoming environments for kids with autism. 

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