10 Ways Families with Autism can Celebrate July Fourth

  July 4th is one of the biggest celebration holidays here in the United States. A celebration of this magnitude means fireworks, cookouts, water activities and family fun. But for some families with autism, the loud noises and large social events can be hard. These families often struggle to find ways to celebrate July 4th,… Read More

SOLO is the Most Kid-Friendly Star Wars Movie Yet

  For decades the star wars movies catered to the fans seeking geeky philosophical structured entertainment. Unlike its predecessors, Solo A Star Wars Story focused more on the younger generations of future fans. Between the breathtaking landscapes, CG effects, western and spy motifs all wrapped in a blanket of nostalgia Director Ron Howard delivers the most… Read More

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Movie provides Kids with Thought Provoking Entertainment

Much has been said about Marvel Studios latest movie  Black Panther, and it is all good. In fact, it scored an almost unprecedented 98 points on ‘Rotten Tomatoes.’ Whether you are an avid Marvel fan or a newbie, the movie will provide most kids and their parents with action-packed and thought-provoking entertainment.  Black Panther is probably… Read More

Black Panther Press Junket : Movie is a Powerful Ode to African Culture

 Fresh off its Hollywood premiere, Black Panther’s stars and creators shared their experiences at a recent press junket. Furthermore, the cast expressed a unanimous hope that the movie, a powerful ode to African culture will help change viewers’ perceptions. Last week, I had the chance to preview the movie and attend Marvel Studios’ Black Panther junket.The event featured… Read More

Visiting Hollywood’s iconic El Capitan Theatre with Kids

  Opened back in the 1920’s the El Capitan Theatre is commonly known as “Hollywood’s first home of spoken drama.” Last month my family was treated to an early screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco here, and from the moment I walked up, I felt as if I was stepping back in time. Located at 6838… Read More

The Last Jedi: 8 Reasons to Take the Kids

    The Last Jedi is the eighth episode of the Star wars franchise written and directed by Rian Johnson. Like its original predecessors, it too is a jam-packed movie with jaw-dropping moments and gripping storyline. Complemented by the exquisite cinematography and iconic score ; this is definitely the season’s ‘must see’ movie for the entire family…. Read More

12 Things Pixar’s Coco Will Teach Your Kids

  Last week I had the privilege of attending the press junket for Disney Pixar’s Coco.The movie takes place on Mexico’s Dia de Los Muertos and focuses on Miguel a would be a teen musician. Furthermore, it introduces viewers to Mexican culture and traditions in a detailed and endearing way. Since some readers may not… Read More

Eight Halloween Theme Park Celebrations for Families with Autism

  Every year most  US kids are ecstatic to know Halloween is coming. Why is this? Well, it is the first of the major holidays leading up to Christmas. But for kids and parents with autism Halloween can be scary. Starting with the fact, the celebrations happen mostly in the dark can in itself be… Read More

Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 -Should You Take the Kids?

Many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were happy to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it opened this week. Though I’m personally not as invested in this series, I still greatly enjoyed this movie when I went to see it with my son a few days ago as part of Ford’s promotion… Read More

Seven Reasons Why We Loved #Autfest Festival

A few days ago, we attended Autfest, the first of hopefully many movie festivals dedicated to autism. This year’s festival, which is the brainchild of Ed and Matt Asner along with The Autism Society of America, featured fifteen movies made about living with autism and by those living with autism. Attending celebrities included Ben Affleck for The… Read More

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