The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

26 November 2009

Sensory-Friendly Movie showing in Davao

The pilot launching of Sensory- Friendly Movie (SFM) last September 25 at The Block, SM North EDSA was a huge success based on members’ feedback and media mileage gained. SM Committee on Disability Affairs will now roll out the program nationwide starting with SM Davao. ASP-Davao Chapter is now busy preparing for December 11, 2009 SfM at SM City Davao, Cinema 1, 10AM. Featured film will be “A Christmas Carol” starring Jim Carrey.

Inspired by a similar project of Autism Society of America, the SfM will give persons with autism and their families/caregivers the opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment.

To provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for our special audience, SM Cinema will be:

> Bringing up the lights

> Turning down sound volume

> Allowing families/students to bring in their own snacks

> Eliminating movie previews and advertisements

> Welcoming audience members to get up, dance, walk, shout, sing, go in and out of the cinema (as long as safety of audience is not threatened).

> Supporting desensitization program of special schools in training their students to acquire socially-appropriate behaviors inside movie houses.

For more details of the said SfM, please contact:
ASP-Davao Chapter President Mr. Eric Dela Costa at Telefax no. (082) 227 9609 or email
ASP-Davao Chapter Representative, Ms. Jane Gonzales at (0917) 705 5075, (082) 282 1407 or (082) 227 5331.


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