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Sensory Friendly Films – 2012

AMC Theatres in conjunction with the Autism Society of America are bringing families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

What makes these movies different from a regular screening?

  • no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie
  • the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down
  • families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks
  • audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing
  • AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly showings* include:

March 10 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
April 7 –
Mirror Mirror
May 5 –
Pirates! Band of Misfits
June 16 –
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

All shows are at 10:00 am local time.
*Dates and films are subject to change.

This program is available at many locations across the USA.  For a complete list of participating theatres visit AMC Entertainment.

If you’ve been to a Sensory Friendly Film please share your experience by leaving a comment below.

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Kitchen Aid Professional Mixer

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Qt Stand Mixer

I decided to spoil myself for my birthday this year with this fancy KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt Stand Mixer. I’d been toying with the idea of getting a stand mixer this past year, since starting to bake large batches of gluten free cookies for our son.

With prices typically between $299 and $499, depending on the model it was going to have to be a great price at the right time.

At just $259 I got this professional mixer that was normally $499 along with free shipping and no sales tax.

If you’d like to order a KitchenAid KP26M1PSL Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Silver that features 10 mixing speeds and comes with the dough hook, flat beater, and wire whip attachments they are currently still selling for this low price.

I need to tell you that I did not get paid to write this blog post.  I will earn a commission if you choose to purchase from the link in this post.

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Help Raise $4000 for Hacienda Oaks Estates

We are very fortunate to have Cynthia Conway as part of our sons Team of Therapists.  Cynthia is an Occupational Therapist and on March 24th, 2012, will be running in the Dole Great Race of Agoura.

Cynthia will be participating as a member of Train 4 Autism, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together a community of athletes, physically-active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with autism and their families.

Hacienda Oaks Estates,501(c)(3) mission statement is: Providing a self-sustaining farm that will offer opportunities for the community to live green and healthy, while empowering adults with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and productive lives. (This is Cynthia’s Doctorate project through the University of Southern California)

Cynthia’s goal is to raise $4000.00 for Hacienda Oaks Estates by March 23rd, 2012.

You can donate by Clicking This Link to visit Cynthia’s personal web page and help in her efforts to support Train 4 Autism.

Please support Cynthia in her quest to raise funds for Hacienda Oaks Estates.   To learn more about Hacienda Oaks Estate you can visit www.haciendaoaksestates.org.

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