Autism Florida Business Support Program
The Autism Society of Florida is working with local business owners in our communities to create a Business Support Program. We hope that you will patronize the business in your area who value and respect all individuals with autism and their families.
If you’re interested in becoming a business supporter please contact us.
* Please note that participation in the Autism Society of Florida Business Supporter Program does not imply endorsement or partnership of products or services.
Sensory Friendly Films
In 2007, AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society teamed up to offer the Sensory Friendly Films program as a special opportunity for individuals living with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for individuals on the autism spectrum, the movie auditorium keeps their lights turned slightly up (dim lights will remain on) and the sound turned slightly down. Because some have strict, special dietary needs, families are permitted to bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks from home.
Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing “in other words, AMC’s Silence is Golden policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.” Being able to relax and enjoy quality family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise of movement is a wonderful experience. Many others, not on the autism spectrum, also enjoy Sensory Friendly Films ” it’s a great opportunity for families to meet, siblings of children with autism to get to know other kids, and anyone to enjoy a movie in a climate of acceptance and understanding.”
For the best information about current and upcoming AMC Sensory Friendly Films please visit the AMC website directly. Sensory Friendly Films are offered on monthly basis at many locations nationwide.
Pure Vida– Pura Vida is Spanish for pure life, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laidback lifestyle. Pura Vida means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying… its a lifestyle.
The Bradford Exchange – At Bradford Online Exchange, you will find everything from exclusive, limited-edition collectibles and fine jewelry, to artistic apparel, home decor, and so much more! Looking for music boxes your daughter will treasure forever? Wishing you could give personalized gifts to all your loved ones? Cruising for that one special tribute to your favorite NASCAR® driver, searching for rare coins for Dad, or a unique train set for your best friend? You’ve come to the right place.
Model Me Kids, LLC – is dedicated to producing high quality teaching tools for children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and developmental delays. We strive to make our products affordable so that they are accessible to both families and educators.
Mendability is a scientifically driven autism therapy organization that uses simple activities and programs that you can do to enrich the child’s environment by the use of scents, touch, etc. This online program is made specifically for each child with worksheets you can administer at home for 10-15 minutes daily. They also provide trained occupational therapists to coach and provide support.