Autistic Child/Movie Theater

Autistic Child/Movie Theater


NEW AT TEN TONIGHT… ((TOM)) IMAGINE TAKING YOUR CHILD TO A KID’S MOVIE AND BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THREE MINUTES IN.. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TO AN APPLETON MOM WHO’S SON HAS SPECIAL NEEDS. HAYLEY FRERKING (FRAIRKING) TOOK HER SON, JONATHAN TO SEE TOY STORY 4 AT THE MARCUS THEATER IN APPLETON. HAYLEY AND JONATHAN WERE ASKED TO LEAVE BY MANAGMENT AFTER RECEIVING COMPLAINTS ABOUT HER SON. HER SON IS AUTISTIC AND HAS PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDER. HAYLEY DESCRIBES HER SON AS SOCIAL, LOVABLE, AND EXCITABLE. MANAGEMENT OFFERED TO REFUND THEIR MONEY AND GIVE THEM FREE MOVIE PASSES – BUT FOR JONATHON’S MOTHER – IT’S ABOUT ACCEPTANCE. “I DON’T WANT TO DISRUPT SOMEBODY ELSE BUT GIVE ME A TIME THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE DISRUPTIVE THAT WE ALL FEEL LIKE WE ARE WELCOME. FOR A CHILD TO LOOK AT YOU AND SAY YOU’RE SORRY FOR BEING YOURSELF…THAT’S NOT OKAY.” ((TOM)) LOCAL FIVE NEWS REACHED OUT TO MARCUS CINEMAS – WHICH PROVIDED A STATEMENT THAT SAYS – “OUR COMPANY IS PLEASED TO OFFER OUR ‘REEL MOVIES FOR REAL NEEDS’ PROGRAM – THAT CREATES A WELCOMING AND COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT LOWER SOUND, LIGHTS UP FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. WE HAVE A STRONG COMMITMENT TO GUEST SERVICE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT.” THE COMPANY ALSO SAID THEY WOULD PERSONALLY REACH OUT TO THE FAMILY IN QUESTION. IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, VISIT OUR WEBSITE WEAREGREENBAY.CO M FOR THE LINK TO LEARN MORE. ((ERIN)) IN A DEVELOPING STORY… ((ERIN)) THIS WEEK – TWO MEN CONVICTED IN THE 1992 DEATH OF PAPERWORKER TOM MONFILS ARE BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON.

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