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Movie Theater becomes "sensory friendly"
Cassandra Stuteville's son, Ryan, is not your average 10 year old.
“Ryan is nonverbal. He has severe autism and
also a seizure disorder,” said Cassandra.
says taking Ryan anywhere is a challenge but taking him to the movies is never
screamed and cried and I had to leave the theater with him.”
people who say we have never been able to go to a theater with our children
before,” said Bill Warren, President of Warren Theatres.
says a local school district came to him with the idea of making his theatres
more “sensory friendly” for children with autism and other sensory disorders.
thing that surprised me is the amount of children that have this sensory
condition,” said Warren.
months of research his theatres are making changes.
brought up the light somewhat and we lowered the sound somewhat. We have
monitors in the auditoriums to make sure if it needs to be adjusted it gets
adjusted for the families.”
special screenings theater etiquette goes out the window.
welcome to dance and enjoy the movie because this is a totally different
atmosphere. there's no restrictions.”
says that would be a huge help.
loves to watch tv and movies but he doesn’t sit still.”
She says changes
at the Warren will allow them to do something they haven’t been able to do in
years…go to the movies as a family.
think that has ever happened. Not yet. That would be amazing.”
screening is Rise of The Guardians. It shows this Saturday at 11:00 am, Tickets
are seven dollars.
Posted: Wednesday, December 12 2012, 10:12 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. governor signs abortion bill, 20 other bills
May 24, 2013 21:20 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that requires abortion providers to take additional steps to notify the parents of a minor who is seeking an abortion.
The measure was among 21 bills Fallin signed into law on Friday, when the Legislature planned to adjourn its 2013 legislative session.
The bill prohibits a minor from getting an abortion until at least 48 hours after written notice has been provided to her parent or guardian, except in cases of a medical emergency. In that case, the physician must verbally inform a parent within 24 hours after the abortion and send a written notice to the parent's last known address.
The bill includes an exemption for girls who are the victims of sexual or physical abuse.
House Bill 1588: http://bit.ly/10u4uzC
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