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Pea Green Solutions, Inc., a local full-service marketing and communications firm, has announced a fundraiser for “Camp Escape,” a Tallahassee summer camp for kids with autism. On April 21, 2012, at 10 a.m., Movies 8 Tallahassee will play host to a special “sensory-friendly” screening of the critically acclaimed animated Disney film, “The Secret World of Arietty.” Door prizes, sponsor booths, photo opps and special guests will be a part of the celebration, and the first 100 families to arrive will receive a “Family Movie Survival Kit,” including snacks and a free DVD of short family films from the Florida State College of Motion Picture Arts.

 

“We may be ‘pea green’ the rest of the year, but in April we ‘light it up blue!’” says Pea Green Solutions VP of Communications Amanda Broadfoot. Broadfoot’s five-year-old son was diagnosed with autism in 2009 and attended Camp Escape last summer. “It was a wonderful experience for him, and we would love to see this unique camp become more accessible to more families. I know how hard it is for families of special needs kids to find a safe, fun, supportive environment for their children, especially in the summer.”

 

Directed by Dr. Dawn Bailey (PhD, BCBA) Camp Escape is an eight-week-long all-day summer camp, based at Sealey Elementary School. All camp “counselors” are certified ABA therapists and the ratio of the camp never exceeds three campers to each counselor. Bailey is quick to point out, though, “It’s not ‘Camp Therapy.’ It’s camp, and we have fun. The kids make crafts, play games, participate in music and take well-supervised field trips.”

 

Tickets to the Blue Carpet Bash will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12, with all proceeds going directly to benefit the camp. Entry fee includes a goody bag for each family with a free DVD, an optional family photo, snacks and door prize tickets. Information will be available about Camp Escape, as well as other services supporting people with autism in the community.

 

The movie screening itself will be “sensory friendly,” meaning that lights will remain half-up in the theater and the audio will be lowered 25 percent to accommodate those guests with sensitivity to loud sounds. Because many families of kids with special needs have to accommodate special dietary needs, attendees of the Blue Carpet Bash will be allowed to bring in their own food to the theater.

 

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Proceeds from the Blue Carpet Bash benefit Camp Escape -- as well as Pyramid, which serves adults with severe developmental barriers. Sponsorship opportunities at the Blue Carpet Bash are still available. Interested companies or organizations should contact Samantha Strickland, CEO of Pea Green Solutions at sam@peagreensolutions.com.

 

For more information, please visit BlueCarpetBash.com.

 

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About Camp Escape
Directed by Dr. Dawn Bailey (PhD, BCBA) Camp Escape is an eight-week-long all-day summer camp, based at a Leon County elementary school. All camp “counselors” are certified ABA therapists and the ratio of the camp never exceeds three campers to each counselor. Activities include music, crafts, sports and games, imaginative play and field trips. For more information on registering for the camp, contact dbailey@bmcsoutheast.com.

 

About Pyramid
Pyramid Incorporated, a 501C(3) corporation, was created in 1994 to serve facing severe developmental barriers. Now serving more than 700 adults, the organization remains committed to serving those with severe disabilities and provide them the opportunity to become full participants in their communities. In addition to the arts, Pyramid offers therapeutic repositioning, physical/nutritional and behavioral assistance, peer counseling, sensory integration, social and life-management skills training and a variety of educational classes designed to increase independence. For more info, see PyramidInc.org.

 

About Pea Green Solutions
Pea Green Solutions is a full-service marketing firm with a singular focus: creating enviable results for their clients. PGS promises sophisticated, client-centric brand management services that produce targeted and measurable results - on-time and on-budget. Services include strategic branding, graphic design, public relations, content marketing, web development, video production and social media. For more information, visit PeaGreenSolutions.com.

About The Secret World of Arietty
Missing one earring? Can't find any needles? Where DID all the safety pins go? You'll find the answers to these persistent mysteries of life in "The Secret World of Arrietty." This enchanting Disney film is based on the classic children's book "The Borrowers" and was created by Japan's Studio Ghibli, which has given us classics like "Spirited Away," "Ponyo," and "Howl's Moving Castle." Giving the characters their voices is an impressive line-up of film luminaries, from Disney Channel darling Bridgit Mendler to legendary comedienne Carol Burnett, who plays a housekeeper with suspicions about where all those missing objects end up. For more, see http://disney.go.com/arrietty/.

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