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Monthly Archives: November 2016

December’s Autism Friendly films

December is on us and, with it, comes a new batch of autism friendly screenings.

December’s films

Moana at selected Cineworld cinemas on Sunday 4th December at 11am.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them at selected Showcase cinemas on Sunday 11th December at 10am.

Moana at selected ODEON cinemas* on Sunday 11th December at 10:15am. Please note ODEON’s new start time.
ODEON* trial screenings for older audiences: Sully (12A) on Monday 12th December at 6pm. This is at nine selected cinemas**. Please check our website for updates.

On Friday 30th December at 10:15am, ODEON are showing Rogue One at cinemas with eight or more screens. Please check with ODEON before trying to book tickets.

The Secret Life of Pets at selected Vue cinemas on Sunday 1st January at 10:15am. Please note Vue’s new starting time.


As always, adjustments will be in place for all of the screenings. These include: lights being left on low, no adverts, lower sound levels, people being able to move around the cinema and able to take their own food.

Please note:

*ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge if the film is a new release.

**Please remember ODEON’s trial of Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences are screened at 6pm on the Monday following ODEON’s usual Autism Friendly Screening, at nine cinemas selected to run the trial. Birmingham Broadway Plaza, Blanchardstown, Cardiff, Glasgow Quay, Greenwich, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford Centre and Wimbledon ODEON cinemas are participating in this trial.

Key points:

  • Showcase films start at 10am, Vue films start at 10:15am, Cineworld films start at 11am and ODEON films start at 10.15am and 6pm for the adult screening trial – there are no trailers so please make sure you are seated in time
  • Full list of participating cinemas
  • List of ODEON cinemas selected to run Autism Friendly Screenings for older audiences
  • ODEON tickets can be booked from 5pm on the Tuesday before the screening through the ODEON accessibility helpline number 0800 138 3315. Or book online
  • ODEON tickets may be subject to a £1 Blockbuster charge for new releases
  • Vue tickets can be booked online or for information call 08712 240 240
  • Cineworld tickets can be booked online or for information call 0871 200 2000
  • Showcase tickets can be booked online or by calling 0871 220 1000
  • For answers to all your questions about Autism Friendly Films please visit our FAQs page
  • For the latest Autism Friendly Screening news sign up to our enewsletter on our website
  • Vue tickets are priced from £1.99 because they are older films.

Visit www.dimensions-uk.org/autismfriendly for more information. Please do email if you have any questions.

Follow DimensionsUK on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date

Thanks again and enjoy the films!


December’s autism friendly films

Oak Grove Means Business – Building the link between Education and Business

On Wednesday 18th January , Oak Grove will be be hosting an event looking at how education and business can work together for the benefits of our students. Please see details below:snip_20161128162747


November Newsletter / DISCOVER GYMNASTICS Taster day!

November Newsletter

The latest college newsletter is now available to download here!

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Ready to become a gymnast? Our club provides a safe, friendly environment with professional coaches to help you learn. We’re excited to be hosting a free Discover Disability Gymnastics taster day, where disabled people of all impairments can try a range of gymnastics activities and see which type they like best.

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West Sussex SEND Pathways to Adulthood Strategy Event


Tuesday 15 November 2016

5:00pm – 6:00pm


West Sussex County Council with its partners, young people with SEND and parent carers has been working on the development of a SEND Pathways to Adulthood Strategy. This is focused on enabling young people with SEN&D to have more control over their lives; achieve as much independence as possible – including how to keep themselves safe and healthy; realise their ambitions and progress successfully into adult life.

As part of our continuing co-production of this Strategy we are inviting young people, parent carers and service providers to join us at a number of Talk to Us events across the county to hear about the Strategy and to have an input into its development.

Oak Grove College has kindly agreed to host one of these informal events, on Tuesday 15 November 2016 at the College between 5:00pm and 6:00pm so if you would like to hear more about this Strategy and to tell us what you think it should include, please make your way to The Space where someone from West Sussex County Council will be waiting to talk with you and hear your views.

There’s no need to let us know if you are coming, just drop in if you can.

Syria Cake Sale Update

What a fantastic response to our recent cake sale on 20th October! You raised an incredible £212.35 which has now been sent off to ‘Save the children UK’ who will work with families affected by war in Syria. Thank you very much for supporting this cause! 

Parents for Autism (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service)

Claire Chapman – Advisor for SENDIAS The West Sussex SEND Information, Advice and Support Service provides impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

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