Organization offers special movies for autistic children

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The Champion Autism Network offers movie-viewings especially designed for children with autism. The viewings allow autistic children to enjoy a movie without over-stimulation.

Becky Large who founded the Champion Autism Network joined News13 NOW on Thursday to talk about the movies.(see video)

The next movie is Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grand 14 Theater in Market Common in Myrtle Beach.

“Children with Autism usually have Sensory Processing Disorder, where sights, smells and sounds overwhelm them and cause them to have breakdowns and tantrums due to the overstimulation,” Large said. “Additionally, many have co-morbidities, such as ADD/ADHD making it impossible for them to sit still through a full-length movie.  Sensory Friendly Movies have the lights up, the sound turned down and the children are free to move around.”

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