Special screening about more than just watching a movie

Kudos to the Warren Theatres at 21st and Tyler for offering a movie screening for children with autism or severe sensory disorders. The showing, which will be of “Wreck-It Ralph” at 11 a.m. Saturday, was the idea of Bob Nooe, a counselor at Greiffenstein Alternative Elementary in Wichita. “So many of these kids have never watched a movie on a big screen because their parents don’t feel comfortable taking them,” Nooe said. The theater will make some accommodations, such as turning up the lights more than usual and turning down the sound. Having a child with special needs can sometimes be isolating, both for families and the child. As Nooe noted, the screening will allow the children to get “out in public in an environment where they can feel comfortable and be around others.”