Sensory Friendly Film showing: 2/7/15 11:00 AM- Spongebob Squarepants

Sensory Friendly Film showing:  2/7/15  11:00 AM

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The Galleria 14 in Beckley and “Down with That” – The Down Syndrome Family Support Group of Southern West Virginia invite  families affected by Down Syndrome, Autism, and other disabilities to enjoy the  film the Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out of Water  in a safe and accepting environment with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.  Saturday,  February 7th  at 11:00 AM . Matinee pricing applies. Headphones and apparatus accommodations available upon request.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing along- unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Register to win a gift basket from McDonald’s at the Showing!

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“Sensory Friendly Films” program. Saturday, January 17th-Paddington

Sensory Friendly Film showing:  1/17/15  11:00 AM

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The Galleria 14 in Beckley and “Down with That” – The Down Syndrome Family Support Group of Southern West Virginia invite  families affected by Down Syndrome, Autism, and other disabilities to enjoy the  film Paddington  in a safe and accepting environment with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.  Saturday,  January 17th  at 11:00 AM . Matinee pricing applies. Headphones and apparatus accommodations available upon request.

 

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing along- unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Everyone in attendance will also be entered into a drawing for a wonderful gift basket courtesy of the pottery place!
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Sensory Friendly Film Showing – ANNIE 12/20 11:AM

Sensory Friendly Film showing:  12/20/14  11:00 AM

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The Galleria 14 in Beckley and “Down with That” – The Down Syndrome Family Support Group of Southern West Virginia invite  families affected by Down Syndrome, Autism, and other disabilities to enjoy the musical film ANNIE   in a safe and accepting environment with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.  Saturday December 20th  at 11:00 AM . Matinee pricing applies. Headphones and apparatus accommodations available upon request.

 

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing along- unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Sensory Santa Friendly Pictures 12/6- Updated with more information

If you plan on joining us – please let us know – drop us an email at down21wv@gmail.com . Also the Appalachian Coal Town Christmas starts at 5PM – We will be keeping a tight schedule to be able to enjoy all the festivities.  Merry Christmas! Hope to see you soon!
There has been an update!  Elsa, The Snow Queen will be joining us as well.  Please note that it is $5. per person and your photos will be mailed to you. 
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Our Next Sensory Showing will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving 11/29 11AM

We know that you will have the whole family in! Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and extended family.
We invite all of them to join us for our next Sensory Friendly film showing.
Going to the movies Thanksgiving weekend can be a Family tradition and this is one that the ENTIRE family can enjoy.

The Sensory Friendly environment makes for a comfortable no pressure movie experience. Just like watching a movie at home!  Plus, you get to meet and hang out with other families making new friends along the way.  We hope you will put us in your plans this Thanksgiving week!  All the details are listed below.

Sensory Friendly Film showing:  11/29/14  11:00 AM

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The Galleria 14 in Beckley and “Down with That” – The Down Syndrome Family Support Group of Southern West Virginia invite  families affected by Down Syndrome, Autism, and other disabilities to enjoy the film Penguins of Madagascar  in a safe and accepting environment with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.  Saturday November 29th  at 11:00 AM . Matinee pricing applies. Headphones and apparatus accommodations available upon request.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing along- unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

This is an EVENT showing with activities, games and more from 11-2 in the lobby as well!
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Sam’s Club
The Pottery Place
Missy’s Cakes
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Beckley Buddy Walk The Sequel

When one is trying to pull off a sequel it is usually a struggle. You want to live up to the original as much as possible.  Before we get into the mayhem of Saturday. I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every person who has donated their time and energy to making Beckley Buddy Walk 2 possible.  I would be amiss to try and list them all here. You know who you are. You are loved and appreciated.

We have gone into this project with our Buddies and families as a priority.  Every time there has been an idea the question has been asked is that something that our families would like?

We hope you will see where our hard work has paid off. Sure Beckley Buddy Walk is a Fundraiser. But it is first and foremost for us a celebration of our families and the love we share.  The Joy and Smiles.  We are promoting the acceptance and inclusion of our friends and family with Down syndrome.

With that being said, I would like to introduce you to our Self Advocate and Walk leader for 2014. Ricky Sexton of Mercer County.  This man has inspiration.  He and his family are wonderful people. He is a take charge man who knows what he wants out of life and celebrates it everyday.  He is active in many projects and we look forward to him leading our walk on Saturday.RickY

Beckley Buddy Walk is almost here!

We want to Thank our Sponsors for your help !  We could not do it without you.

Our 2014 Walk  poster features faces some shining faces from last year’s walk as well as our Self Advocate and this year’s Walk Leader Ricky Sexton, of Mercer County.  Ricky is a vibrant and exciting personality and we cannot wait for him to lead the walk on October 4th!

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Our Event flyer features just some of the things that will be happening at Beckley Buddy Walk. Believe it or not.. There is MORE! You won’t want to miss a minute. We look forward to having you with us.

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ooking forward to Beckley Buddy Walk! The Celebration of our families!

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