Puzzle Box Academy: Sensory Movie Event
Posted: January 12th, 2017
In partnership with the Holz Foundation, Kaleidoscope Interventions, and Premiere Theaters, Puzzle Box Academy has endeavored to provide children with developmental delays a movie experience tailored to their sensory needs. Many of these children do not get to enjoy the luxuries that we take for granted every day. Simple things like enjoying the newest movies at the theater with our friends and families. It’s been generally accepted that such activities are out of reach for these children. Until today, at least.
Puzzle Box Academy, along with Andrew Stewart-whom you may remember from his therapeutic toy drive for children on the spectrum back in June of 2015-are striving to improve the lives of these children. Hosted at Premiere Theaters in Melbourne, FL on Dec. 10th, 2016, the Puzzle Box Academy Sensory Movie Event was a huge success and provided many of these children with their first real movie-going experience. The movie was shown in a sensory-sensitive environment that removed many of the key factors that prohibit children with autism from enjoying movies in the theater setting.
With the continuing support of the Holz Foundation and Kaleidoscope Interventions along with local businesses like Premiere Theaters and concerned, proactive individuals such as Andrew Stewart, Puzzle Box Academy hopes to continue hosting these types of events to improve the lives of children with autism and their families everywhere.