Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC Theatres

Sensory Friendly Films

AMC Theatres across the country have expanded a Sensory Friendly Films program in partnership with the Autism Society.  It's such a great idea!  The program started in one theatre when a parent of a child with autism requested a special screening in Columbia, MD and the theatre agreed to give it a try.  More than 300 children and parents showed up to the first screening and AMC decided to expand the program to many other theatres across the US!  "The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!" 
I LOVE IT!  There is a sensory friendly film once per month on a Saturday at 10AM.  "Journey 2: the Mysterious Island" will show at 10AM on Saturday, February 25th, and "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" will be on Saturday, March 10th.  You can find other scheduled films at the AMC Theatre website page http://www.amctheatres.com/sff/

AMCDon't forget the POPCORN!                           

Jen Dermody, OTR/L

Monday, February 13, 2012

Thank you to Pedia Staff!

PediaStaff - Building self-confident children... one professional at a time
I am excited to tell you that Pedia Staff contacted me recently with an invitation to be a part of their guest blog team!  "Ice Cube Painting" was posted as the "Therapy Idea of the Week"! You can check it out at http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/therapy-idea-of-the-week-winter-fun-ice-cube-painting-7102
Pedia Staff is a fantastic site with lots and lots of resources, a blog, newsletter, and staffing opportunities for OT's, PT's, SLP's, and school psychologists.  Take some time to browse the Pedia Staff site at http://www.pediastaff.com/pedia-homeand you're sure to learn something new!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yet Another FREE Webinar

Handwriting Without Tears is offering another FREE webinar on March 6th! Now that the school year is more than half over, it's time to really zero in on making sure our preschool friends are ready for kindergarten.  SO....you can register for "Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Kindergarten" at http://www.hwtears.com/sites/default/lpform/webinargss10kind2012form.php?pc=emailinvite&utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Register+Today%21&utm_content=GSS+Top+Ten+Ways+Webinar+Invite+March+6&utm_campaign=02%2F08%2F2012Who doesn't love a class that you can attend in your slippers and PJ's...and for free?!  Hope you find this helpful :)

Jen Dermody, OTR/L