Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Conveniently our colour of the month is green. We're all hopeful that we'll be seeing more of it on the ground soon (and less white). While the kids always remember to show up in their best colour coordinated outfits on our colour days, the staff aren't always so reliable, so this month we decided to take advantage of the green themed holiday and declare St. Patty's day Green Day at STA. Needless to say, it was astonishingly successful.
The kiddos are all looking great in their shades of green. Some of them have had to search a little harder than others to make sure they have some green on but that's made for great natural conversation. The little alligator featured below is a personal favorite of how we've made it work.
Some other exciting news to share... I learned that Canyon Meadows cinemas in Calgary offer Autism-friendly movie screenings. They make considerations like pre-bought tickets to avoid line-ups, medium lighting and sound, and the option to move around and make noise during the movie. Got a kid that might need to flap their arms in the aisle a bit? Or maybe one that likes to sing or echo? That's all ok! I think it's wonderful to see the community finding ways to accommodate for our kiddos. You can find more information here: http://www.calgarymovies.com/festivals_events/335