A PROJECT designed to help people with autism enjoy their cinema experience, is celebrating a year of success.
Care provider Dimensions organised monthly autism friendly film screenings with the Odeon cinema.
And with over 21,561 people attending nationally across the year, they have proved to be a box-office hit.
On Sunday, an autism friendly film screening of Dr Seuss: The Lorax will take place at 11.30am at the Odeon in Huddersfield, to mark the first anniversary of the project.
Director of Practice Development at Dimensions Lisa Hopkins said that the project had been embraced by those in the autistic community.
“This partnership has enabled so many people who experience autism to feel more involved in their community.
“It is all about inclusion and we are very pleased with the positive impact it has made to people’s lives.
“One in a hundred people in England and Wales are diagnosed with autism and it is essential society is adaptable to their needs – this project, we feel, is a huge step in the right direction.”
Autism Friendly Screenings are mainstreams films shown in a sensory friendly environment with low lighting and sound turned down low.
Tickets for this Sunday’s screening are now available by calling the Odeon accessibility helpline on 0800 138 3315. For more visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfilms.