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SSID-ISU Halloween Dance

Join us for an evening of fall fun! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy food, music with DJ, games, arts-and – crafts & more at our 2014 Halloween Dance!

Where: 
Bowling and Billiards Center (Located in the Bone Student Center @ Illinois State University)
Date/Time: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Need Help with Trick-or-Treating This Year?

Do you need help taking your children with disabilities trick-or-treating this year? You got to admit...it’s always helpful to have a couple extra hands!

Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (SSID) is providing families the opportunity to take an ISU student or two with them to help with trick-or-treating. Families will meet the SSID volunteers at their local elementary school at 5:30 pm and return at 7:00 pm.

For more information email famcgui@ilstu.edu.

To sign up email your name, local elementary school, and number of volunteers needed. Please sign-up by October 26. Space is limited. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Where: 
Your local elementary school
Date/Time: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free

"Bully" Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion

Come watch a viewing of the Bully Documentary followed by a panel discussion at 8pm hosted by  Dr. Eric Wesselmann.

For special accommodations, please contact Leandra Parris at lnparris@ilstu.edu.

Where: 
Normal Theater, 209 North Street Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
Cost: 
Free to the public

Check Out Our Employment Awareness Article in Healthy Cells Magazine!

"Benefits of Hiring People with Autism" was published in the October 2014 issue of Healthy Cells magazine (page 29) for Disability Employment Awareness month.

Polar Express Holiday Party - Wear Your PJ's

The ASMC Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, November 30th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Bring the whole family! Pizza and beverages will be provided - please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Santa and Elves will stop by to listen to Christmas wishes and pass out treats.

Please RSVP below.

The annual meeting/appreciation reception will take place while the children are playing and being supervised by our friends at SSID (ISU). If you know your child will need a 1-on-1 friend, please contact Jacquie by Nov. 23rd at info@autismmclean.org.

Annual Awards

Nominate someone who has made a difference in the life/lives if people with autism.

Click here to make your nomination.

The board will review all nominations. Awards will be announced and presented at the Holiday Party.

Where: 

Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761

Date: Sunday, November 30th , 2014

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Big Hero 6 Movie Day - A Sensory Friendly Showing

ASMC is partnering with Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 to present a sensory friendly showing of Big Hero 6 on November 8th. The lights are brought up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk.

The movie starts at 11:00 AM, but please be there by 10:30 AM.

All families who have a child with special needs welcome.

There is no cost for ASMC members. Non-member adults are $7 for and $6 for children (ages 2-11), with 12% off concessions. If you are not an ASMC member, please view the benefits of being a member and consider joining us. Events like this are often free for our members. Learn more about joining ASMC as a member.

Please register here for the movie.

We are looking forward to a great turn out!

Where: 
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:30am
Cost: 
The movie is free for ASMC members and $7 for non-member adults and $6 for children.

Heartland Theater Production - Falling

How do you love someone who is very difficult to love? Playwright and IWU alum Deanna Jent has called Falling “a day in the life of a ‘typical’ family who are caring for a teenage son with severe autism.” As Josh gets older and bigger, his parents struggle to handle him, his sister wishes she had a family like everyone else’s, and his grandmother can’t understand how things got so out of control. ISU’s Lori Adams, who directed this heartbreaking family drama in sold-out, award-winning runs in St. Louis and New York, now brings Falling home to Heartland. [Mature Themes/Mature Language]

http://heartlandtheatre.org/season/#falling

Performances: November 6, 7 and 8; 13, 14, 15 and 16; 20, 21, 22 and 23 – 2014

Where: 
1110 Douglas Street, Normal, IL
Date/Time: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 14, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 21, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 22, 2014 (All day)
Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day)
Cost: 
$12-$15

Miller Park Zoo Spooktacular

Date: 10/26/2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Miller Park Zoo

Show off your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, up close creepy animal encounters, and of course, candy! The costume parade begins at 2:30 PM. Free with zoo admission.

http://4.17.232.139/parks/Miller-Park-Zoo/upcoming-events.asp.

Where: 
Miller Park Zoo
Date/Time: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free with zoo admission

A Day in the Park with SSID!

Come share an afternoon full of fun at the Miller Spray Park (located in front of Miller Park Zoo) with ISU students! Water, snacks, and toys will be provided! It  is suggested that you wear comfortable clothes / shoes that  can get wet and bring a towel!

Please email Marlee Goldsworthy at mcgolds@ilstu.edu to RSVP or with any additional questions.

We hope to see you there!

Who is SSID? Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities is a student organization at Illinois State University that provides volunteer opportunities for students to work with individuals with disabilities in the community.

Where: 
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free

ASMC Fall Sports

ASMC is kicking off fall with a new sports theme this year - field games. Games include kickball, flag football, tag, etc. and they will randomly rotate. There's no cost to sign-up and participate. Our friends at SSID will be there to help the kids in all of their activities.

T-shirts will be available, for free, for any child that doesn't already have a sports camp t-shirt.

  • When: Every Monday from 9/15/2014 - 10/27/2014, 5:30p - 6:30p
  • When: Eugene Field Vocational Training Center located at 412 E. Cypress in Normal
  • Contact: ASMC Sports Director

Please register below.

About the program:

Sports are open to any child who wants to be there. As long as they want to play, they are welcome to join us.

Our mission statement is simple: provide our kids the same experience as any other kid who plays a sport. This means, of course, practice, frustration, achievement, daydreaming, running, sharing, communicating, bonding, teamwork, turn taking, following directions and friendship.

Parents can help coach (which really means play and share the experience)

We look forward to seeing you there and watching our kids succeed!

Guardian
Select "Volunteer Coach" if you're willing to help out.
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Where: 
Eugene Field Vocational Training Center, 412 E. Cypress, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
Free

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