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AmStar Cinemas, Navicent Health to Host Sensory Friendly Screening for Kids with ASD

Screening of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon Scheduled for Saturday, August 20

MACON, GA (Tuesday, August 16, 2016) – In an effort to support central Georgia families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental disorders, AmStar Cinemas and Autism Center, Navicent Health have partnered to host an event for children with ASD and related developmental disorders.

A sensory-friendly version of the Disney movie Pete’s Dragon will be shown for children with ASD ASD and related developmental disorders at AmStar Cinemas (5996 Zebulon Road, Macon) on Saturday, August 20 at 11:45 a.m. The movie will be screened at a softer volume, with lights up. Those in the audience are welcome to dance, sing, express themselves and move about. The cost is $7.50 per ticket.

In addition to providing families with a day of fun, representatives of Autism Center, Navicent Health will provide information on accessing autism services in central Georgia.

ASD is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have been identified with ASD, a disorder that affects all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

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