Cinema goer who has Asperger syndrome
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Autism-friendly films a success across the country

Cinema-goers with autism were able to attend a special sensory-friendly screening in Richmond in Surrey, one of 37 such screenings across the country.

The charity Dimensions, which provides support for people with autism, has teamed up with Odeon cinemas to put on the films.

The lighting and volume levels have been adjusted to make the environment more relaxing and comfortable.

BBC News went behind the scenes to find out more.

  • 13 Aug 2011
  • From the section Health