Spotlight on Services: Spend Your Summer with the Autism Society!

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With more than 100 affiliates across the country, the Autism Society is your place to go for summer activities, ideas, resources and networking opportunities. The Autism Society also partners with great organizations and companies that provide some fun summer activity ideas. Here are a few ways you can engage with the Autism Society this summer and get involved in your local community through fun activities!

Check out a Sensory Friendly Film or take in a “Show for Support” with AMC Theatres!

In addition to continuing its long-standing partnership with the Autism Society to offer sensory-friendly films in theaters nationwide, AMC Theatres is bringing back its Shows for Support program in June. The program shows films from the past year for $3. Proceeds benefit charities such as the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society, Autism Speaks and the AMC Cares Charitable Fund.

It all starts Monday, June 23, with Anchorman 2. Each film will screen Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. Other showings of great movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Non-Stop, 300: Rise of an Empire and Pompeii are scheduled throughout the summer. Not all AMC Theatres locations are participating in this event, so make sure to check whether your theater will be showing these films before heading out. You can head over to AMC’s website for more information.

Festivals, carnivals and walks, oh my!

Affiliate chapters across the U.S. hold events and activities, fundraisers, social groups and other community events for those with autism and their families. Carnivals, fun run/walks in support of local autism services and other activities are just the start! Find your closest Autism Society affiliate and get in touch to plug in to all the summertime action!

Hunting for the perfect summer camp? Look no further!

A core service of the Autism Society, free of charge to all constituents, is The Autism SourceTM Resource Database, the most comprehensive database of its kind. The Autism Society strives to offer only credible and reliable resources to our constituents; we have employed our nationwide network of affiliates and collaborated with other autism organizations and professionals throughout the U.S. to compile resources, provider listings and more. You can access the database online, or you can call our Information and Referral service seven days a week from 9a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern through the toll-free number 1(800)3AUTISM. An I&R specialist will help you find the summer camp, day program or other resources to make your summer exciting and enriching.