REACH North West
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REACH North West

REACH North West is a voluntary community group that supports autistic children and their families. We create individualised support packages to meet the whole families needs.

We help children to REACH their true potential by providing services that assist children to overcome communication difficulties and barriers to learning using a multi-disciplinary approach.

In addition we also provide practical advice, information, training and build partnerships with families, school and other professionals

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Cinema

Autism friendly screenings are sometimes called relaxed or sensory friendly screenings. Adjustments are made to reduce stress and sensory input, such as low lighting and sound, freedom to move and staff trained in autism awareness. We hope this section helps make your Cinema visits more enjoyable.

At least once a month ODEON, Cineworld, Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and Everyman cinemas show popular films in an autism friendly environment.

We hope these screenings will help more people with sensory sensitivity enjoy the cinema and for many, provide a transition into regular screenings.

Anyone who feels they can benefit from the adjustments is welcome and no proof of diagnosis is needed. Your loved ones or support staff are welcome too.

Autism-Friendly Screenings are available in various locations via different Cinema companies


Cineworld

Relaxed cinema screenings

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Cineworld hosts autism friendly cinema screenings on the first Sunday of every month at 11am.

Cineworld is proud to offer screenings that cater for those on the autistic spectrum. Features include: lights being left on, reduced volume and the option of bringing your own food. This is a great way to catch a family favourite movie at the cinema without breaking routine too much. You can find a full list of participating cinemas here. To learn more about each location, search for Cineworld 


Showcase Cinemas

Relaxed cinema screenings

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Showcase Cinemas have autism friendly screenings on the second Sunday of every month at 10am. Book tickets at  Showcase Cinemas


Odeon

Relaxed cinema screenings

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ODEON Cinemas host screenings suitable for those on the autistic spectrum each month at selected cinemas. There are now over 90 ODEON cinemas across the country offering this service. For more information and to book tickets visit Odeon Cinemas


Vue

Relaxed cinema screenings

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Vue Cinemas host an autism friendly cinema screening on the last Sunday of every month at 10:15am. For more information and to see which cinemas participate, go to Vue Cinemas


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Relaxed cinema screenings

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CEA Card

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Most cinemas accept the CEA card which entitles the holder to one free companion ticket.

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

The Card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests. If you require an adjustment to visit a cinema because of your disability, cinema staff should make them for you whether you have a CEA Card or not.

The Card is developed by UKCA’s Disability Working Group, whose members include film exhibitors and distributors, and national disability charities such as Action on Hearing Loss, the RNIB, Dimensions and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

To apply for a CEA card

The CEA Card is available to applicants aged 8 years and above.

To apply, you will need:

  • Proof of eligibility
  • A photo
  • Payment of £6.00

The CEA Card is valid for one year from the date of issue. You can pay for your card online or by post.

For further information please visit the CEA website 

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There are multiple types or categories of cookies:

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This reading list has been collated by Autistic young people, parents and professionals so there should be something for everyone, some will appeal to you some won’t but we wanted to put together a list that was recommended by those that have read them and some knowledge of autism.

If you have a great read you think REACH families would like then do get in touch via the Contact Us form, we would love to hear from you. We have listed the books with a link to a bookshop to avoid broken links but you can search authors on other platforms such as amazon.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is REACH North West's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, reachnorthwest.org, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

This policy is effective as of 9 June 2020.

Cookie Policy for REACH North west

This is the Cookie Policy for REACH North west, accessible from https://reachnorthwest.org

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies, please read "What Are Cookies".

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We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

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You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

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Services

REACH North West provide a range of services, for families of autistic children or other learning difficulties. Our services include training sessions, support services and our 'In-home outreach' services.

Services
Courses

Our courses are designed for both parents and children using a bespoke multi disciplinary approach. These courses have a huge impact on a child's ability to overcome many barriers and communicate effectively.

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REACH North West hire venues and provide access to environments they otherwise may not be able to access such as bowling, lunch clubs and Santa visits. These activities allow children to socialise with peers in a safe and often differentiated environment.

Social Activities
Parents

REACH North West provide parent and carers with activities that aim to bring parent and carers together and form a network of support with those that understand. The activities include lunch clubs, get togethers and workshops.

Parents/Carers

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