Here we highlight inclusive and sensory-friendly services and programs in the Saskatoon community.
Sensory Friendly Movies
Landmark Cinemas offers sensory friendly screenings.
Featuring raised house lights and lowered volume, Movie Lovers may bring their assistive devices and personal food items. They are also welcome to change seats and speak freely (but quietly) during the movie.
Click the link for more information, locations, and show listings: https://www.landmarkcinemas.com/experiences/sensory-friendly-films/
Nutrien Wonderhub Low Sensory Visits
Nutrien Wonderhub is offering Low Sensory Visits on select Mondays during the year.
Click HERE for more information and to register.
(they also offer Immunocompromised Visits; click the link for more information)
LifeLabs Serving Patients with Autism Program
LifeLabs’ Serving Patients with Autism is specially designed to provide a caring and compassionate experience for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Canada’s first specific and comprehensive guidelines for specimen collection for patients with ASD, it focuses on delivering a safe and worry-free blood collection experience.
Developed in consultation with our community partners at the Pacific Autism Family Network in B.C. and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Ontario, hallmarks of this innovative program include:
- flexible appointment times
- orientation sessions
- visual supports to reduce anxiety (click HERE to view their visual storyboard)
- tools and toys to engage and comfort
- fast and reliable results
These guidelines, combined with the effective training of staff, increases the likelihood of successful specimen collection and can reduce potential delays and extra costs to our healthcare system. Since the program started in 2017, we have been able to provide this service to over 1,000 patients.
This service is now available at select locations in Regina and Saskatoon. More information can be found at https://www.lifelabs.com/patients/patient-centred-care/serving-patients-with-autism/