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Sensory-Friendly Film Showing of The Little Mermaid

April 26, 2014. Innovative Approaches of Watauga County, Appalachian District Health Department, Appalachian State University, and Parent to Parent Family Support Network of the High Country are offering families with children and youth with special health care needs a special opportunity to enjoy a favorite family film in a safe and accepting environment.

On Saturday, May 3, Appalachian State University will host a showing of Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Price Lake room located on the second floor of the Plemmons Student Union. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Classic cartoons will begin immediately. The feature film will begin at 4:10. Admission is free and the whole family is invited!

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting, the lighting will be dim upon entering the room and will remain that way throughout the film. The film audio will be played at around 90 dB (lower than a typical theatre). To accommodate special diets, families can bring their own snacks. Audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, or sing along with their mermaid friend! Individual seating will be provided, but floor space will be available if families prefer to sit or lie on a blanket (please bring one with you if this is the case).

To save your spot, please RSVP to Stephanie Bunch, the Innovative Approaches Coordinator, at 828-264-4995 or stephanie.craven@apphealth.com .

Parking is available on Appalachian State University campus free of charge. The closest parking lots are East Howard St. (behind the Student Union), the Library Parking Deck, and King Street lots.

For more information about the film, log on to www.apphealth.com on Innovative Approaches or if you would like to get involved, please contact Stephanie Bunch at the Watauga County office of Appalachian District Health Department at (828) 264.4995. To learn more about Parent to Parent Family Support Network of the High Country, log onto http://parent2parent.appstate.edu.

The NC Innovative Approaches Initiative is supported through the a grant coordinated by Appalachian District Health Department with support from the NC Division of Public Health Children and Youth Branch.