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World Autism Awareness Day

Posted on 2nd April 2012 in Autism/ World Autism Awareness Day

A post on behalf of Autism Anglia, in their words:

You may already be aware that today, 2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day, when people all over the world unite to celebrate autism and raise awareness of the condition. Today’s issue of the Independent newspaper contained a special Autism Supplement which we were pleased to feature in – you can download it using this link.

Autism Anglia marked World Autism Awareness Day by hosting Silly Sock Day, which took place on Friday 30th March. Please click here to see what we and other supporters got up to!

In case you missed Silly Sock Day, we wanted to draw your attention to our Silly Sock Day 2012 campaign with Just Text Giving, which means that everyone with a mobile phone is able to contribute towards this appeal (wearing silly socks or not!!) All we ask for is a simple £2 donation by texting SOCK12 £2 to 70070 and we’ll be able to receive your donation almost immediately (including Gift Aid if applicable).

Please donate if you can, to help us keep providing essential services to people with autism and their families. Every £2 donation is very much needed and appreciated.

Thank you.

The Silly Sock team

Autism Friendly Cinema

Posted on 14th June 2011 in Autism/ odeon

Calling all film buffs!

Dimensions have joined forces with ODEON to host an autism friendly screening of new release, Mr Popper’s Penguins, in cinemas across the country.

They want as many people as possible to go along so that they can make film screenings aimed at people with autism or learning disabilities a regular event.

When’s the film on?
The screenings are at 11am on Thursday 11th August.

Which cinemas are showing the film?
A full list of all of the 30+ cinemas involved is available on their website .

What makes the screenings autism friendly?
· The lights will be on low
· The volume will be turned down
· You’ll be able to take your own food and drinks
· You’ll be able to move around the cinema if you like.

Will there be other films shown?
If enough people attend on 11th August it is hoped that ODEON will continue to provide this service each month. For more information about this including details of the cinemas, movie trailers and more, visit the website.

Where can I get tickets?
Cinema tickets can be bought as normal from the cinema in your area or online through the ODEON website . Tickets on sale from 2nd August. Support workers/carers can attend for free with a CEA card. To find out more about the CEA card and how to get one please visit the CEA website.

Supporting people with autism
At Dimensions, they know that autism affects people differently and that’s why their support is different for everybody. They support people with learning disabilities and people with autism. A not-for-profit organisation, they are a leader in their sector, supporting around 2,500 people and their families in England and Wales.

To find out more about how Dimensions support people with autism visit their website: www.dimensions-uk.org/autism

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