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Access 2 Entertainment

on April 4, 2013

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In Canada there is an amazing program that was spearheaded by Easter Seals to help with ensuring that persons with disabilities can access various forms of entertainment easier by providing either free admission for a support person or a significant discount for a support person. I think this program is fantastic! Now I cannot state what places in other provinces are working with Easter Seals to provide this wonderful option, but in Ontario (where I am) they are as follows:

Theatres:

Cineplex (Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, SilverCity, Colossus, Coliseum)- www.cineplex.com

Empire Theatres- www.empiretheatres.com

Landmark Cinemas- www.landmarkcinemas.com

Rainbow Cinemas- www.rainbowcinemas.ca

Magic Lantern Cinemas- www.rainbowcinemas.ca

AMC Theatres- www.amctheatres.com

National Film Board- http://www.nfb.ca

TIFF Bell Lightbox (ON)- http://tiff.net/tiffbelllightbox

Ontario Attractions:

Art Gallery of Ontario

Battlefield House Museum & Park

Bingeman’s

Bird Kingdom

Bowmanville Zoo

Brick City

Bronto’s Adventure Playland

Canadian War Museum

Casa Loma

Centre régional de Loisirs culturels/Regional Centre for Cultural Activities

Chatham CapitolTheatre

CN Tower

Discovery Harbour

Dundurn National Historic Site

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Gardiner Museum

Guinness World Records Museum

Hamilton Children’s Museum

Hamilton French Centre

Hamilton Military Museum

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

Harbourfront Centre

Jungle Cat World Inc.

La Nouvelle Scène

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre

Milton Centre for the Arts

Mystery Maze

Ontario Place

Ontario Science Centre

Ottawa Fat Cats

Ottawa Folk Festival

Parkwood Estate

Peterborough Museum & Archives

RBC Royal Bank Ottawa Bluesfest

Regional Centre for Cultural Activities

Riverview Park and Zoo

Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Ontario Museum

Safari Niagara- ZooZ

Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

SAW Gallery

Science North

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

Stage West

The Fun House

The Haunted House

The Writers Festival

Theatre Cambrian

Toronto Zoo

Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Worldwide Short Film Festival

Young People’s Theatre

 

All it costs to obtain this pass is $20, it’s good for 5 years, and anyone can be the support person that accompanies the card holder. For example it doesn’t matter if it’s myself, my husband or a paid respite worker that takes my son. I’ve included the link for the application form here:  http://www.howesound.net/userfiles/Access%202%20New%20Applicant%20Form.pdf

A medical health professional does have to sign it (but they are fantastic in their list of all that they deem acceptable as someone to verify that the cardholder has a disability.)

Please read before commenting: No I am NOT stating that Autism is a disability, I’m simply reiterating the wording used by Easter Seals and partners in their description of the card. Overall I think it’s a wonderful tool that could be used for ABA Therapy either with a parent or a respite worker as well as providing a potentially lovely memory for whomever the card holder is and the person that accompanies them 😀

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2 responses to “Access 2 Entertainment

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