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AmStar Cinemas, Navicent Health to Host Sensory Friendly Screening for Kids with ASD

Screening of Smallfoot Scheduled for Saturday, September 29

In an effort to support central Georgia families living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related developmental disorders, AmStar Cinemas and Autism & Developmental Center, Atrium Health Navicent have partnered to host an event for children with ASD and related developmental disorders.

A sensory-friendly version of Smallfoot (PG) will be shown for children with ASD and related developmental disorders at AmStar Cinemas (5996 Zebulon Road, Macon) on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. The movie will be screened at a softer volume with lights up. Those in the audience are welcome to dance, sing, express themselves and move about during the movie. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box office.

ASD is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 59 children in the U.S. have been identified with ASD, a disorder that affects all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, and 1 in 6 have been identified with a developmental disorder or delay.

For more information on services offered by Autism & Developmental Center, Atrium Health Navicent, please visit

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit