The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership is excited to announce the release of a series of free summer activity events specifically designed for families of children on the Autism spectrum. Summer can be an especially challenging time for such families as the ‘normal’ routine of school and work are not as defined during these months. For this reason, the Healthcare Partnership is pleased to announce events in July and August 2017 to give families of NWGA a more enjoyable summer.
July 7th, 2017, 11 a.m. – Despicable Me 3 – Sensory friendly movie
The AMC Theater of Dalton will be showcasing the debut release of Despicable Me 3 for those desiring a sensory friendly movie going experience. A trip to the movie theater can be an overwhelming experience for one on the autism spectrum. Crowding as people queue up to buy tickets, loud movie volume, and dark theater lighting can all be sensory overload triggers that keep some autistic people from ever seeing movies at the cinema.
This viewing is open to NWGA families of children with Autism. Each family qualifies for up to four free tickets by completing all the required fields at checkout. Tickets are limited – register today! Additional tickets may be purchased for $12.00 each.
July 14, 2017, 1:30 – 5 p.m. – Splash Pad & Inflatables – Mack Gaston Community Center
*The Splash Pad at Mack Gaston Community Center will be open exclusively for children ages 3 – 11 on the Autism spectrum. Families may come out and experience relief from the heat in a less-crowded environment. Light refreshments will be available, as well as a field of inflatables to jump around and enjoy.
*Registration is required as space is limited to 50 children. Each registration is per one child. Child must be 3-11 years old.
August 19, 2017, 4 – 6 p.m. – Creative Discovery Museum – Cross Plains
*The Creative Discovery Museum of Chattanooga will hold a special “Science is Art” showcase at the Cross Plains Community Partner location in Dalton. Children ages 5 – 11 are welcome to come and experience ten different stations of scientific discovery in a hands-on environment.
*Registration is required as space is limited to 50 children. Each registration is per one child. Child must be 5-11 years old.
All events made possible with funding from
The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia.