Independent Kinsmen Autism Awareness Benefit

50/50 raffle, silent auction, face painting, food, games, Brad the picture guy, and great drink specials.

Raffle tickets available at Maguires with $10 donation 

  • 1st - 42" flat screen
  • 2nd - 32" flat screen
  • 3rd - $100 prepaid Visa

Kids are welcome and Autism McLean will be present with information and to accept check. T-shirts and other support gear for sale as well.

Maguire's Bar & Grill, 220 North Center Street, Bloomington, IL 61701
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

2015 Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball Tournament

  • February 27 from 6-9 PM @ Kingsley Jr. High, 303 Kingsley St, Normal, IL 61761.
  • 8-Person Teams
  • $160 per team.
  • Payments are due in full by Feb. 13th for t-shirts. Payments made after the 6th will not receive shirts. Payments must be made by Feb. 20th to be guaranteed a slot in the tournament.
  • Payments can be made via PayPal or check.
  • The payment screen will appear after submitting this form.
  • Each team member must sign a waiver! Please download and sign the attached waiver and bring it to the tournament.

If you want to sign-up but do not yet know all of the team members, submit the form with as much of the information that you have. You may work with Jacquie Mace to update the missing information once you have it.

For more information, contact: Jacquie Mace at 309.661.9440 or

Team Information
Team Captain
Team Member 2
Team Member 3
Team Member 4
Team Member 5
Team Member 6
Team Member 7
Team Member 8
Reserve Team Member
303 Kingsley St, Normal, IL 61761
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
$160 per team

Winter Bowling Camp

Let's bowl!
ASMC is setting up the pins for another season of our annual bowling camp!
Autism McLean Winter Bowling Camp:

  • When: Saturdays, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 from 11:00a - 12:00p
  • Where: Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Regisration fee: All child league fees will be covered by Autism McLean. If parents would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $25 for the 8 week season.
  • Contact: Kelly Woith or Erik Heinonen

Please register here:

About the program:

Bowling is open to anyone who wants to be there. As long as they want to bowl, they are welcome to join us. Our mission statement is simple: provide our kids the same experience as any other kid who bowls. This means, of course, practice, frustration, achievement, sharing, communicating, bonding, turn taking, following directions and friendship.

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

Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
All child league fees will be covered by Autism McLean. If parents would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $25 for the 8 week season.

Teen Movie Night

For teens who would like a night out without their parents! Must be able to attend without the need for 1 on 1. SSID volunteers will be there to hang out with the teens! Bring money for your ticket and snacks!

  • Movie: Interstellar PG-13
  • Location: Starplex in Normal, 201 McKnight, Normal, IL, 61761 
  • Date: Saturday, November 15th
  • Time:  We will meet at 5:45, the movie begins at 6:00 pm (the movie should end at 9:00) 

Contact Lindsey at 773-577-6244 for more information.

201 McKnight, Normal, IL, 61761
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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!

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

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


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

Date: Sunday, November 30th , 2014

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: Free

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

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’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

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.

Your local elementary school
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

"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

Normal Theater, 209 North Street Normal, IL 61761
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
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.

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!

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


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