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Autism group to see ‘Shrek’ at theater

June 9, 2007

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There will be a special showing of "Shrek the Third" today for people with autism.

We Are Going, or WAG, a group within the Lawrence Autism Society, has organized the event, which will be at 10 a.m. today at Southwind 12 Cinema, 3433 Iowa.

The theater has been working with WAG to make special modifications such as leaving the lights brighter, lowering the sound and omitting previews.

WAG focuses on bringing families affected by autism out in public. It hopes future destinations could include a swimming pool, bowling alley, museums and churches.

"People with autism are as much a part of our community as everyone else," said Maria Holter, community director of WAG. "But I don't think these institutions realize how many people don't go because they aren't comfortable."

Tickets to the movie are $5.25, and the public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Holter at 856-1617 or Maria Brockman at 842-4737.

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