The Route 66 movie theater in Webb City, Missouri held a special showing of the new Disney movie "Turbo" on Friday. The showing was specifically for kids in the audience with autism.
Workers with Freeman Health System say kids with autism often feel uncomfortable in a movie theater. So Friday's showing included lower sound in a theater with brighter lighting.
"A theater setting that is designed specifically for them to be successful is really important for them and it will help them be able to attend movies with their families later and not necessarily need those adaptations," says Jennifer Kirby, the Clinical Director for the Center For Autism.
The kids also enjoyed free pop and popcorn.
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