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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.
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.
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]
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 email@example.com 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.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
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
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!
Eugene Field Vocational Training Center, 412 E. Cypress, Normal, IL, 61761
Music therapy is the use of clinical, evidence-based music interventions by a board-certified professional to help achieve positive change. Through singing, instrument play, and more, participants will be addressing various academic, social, physical, and emotional goals. No musical expertise or experience is needed in order to benefit from music therapy!
Next Class: Saturday’s - Beginning August 30th 9:00-9:50 am
Cost: $72 -
People can purchase a 6 session punch card for $72, and they just sign up for the sessions they would like to attend
Drop-In Rate (if class is not full): $15 – ½ off to test the class for any first time visitor through November 1 (space limited)
Just a reminder that our next Wings & Prayers Service will be held on Sunday, August 17th, 3pm at Crossroads Chapel. Since it is Father’s Day we will be celebrating our Fathers and men who are like fathers in our lives. Please share the following Summer Worship service flyer with your networks as widely as possible. We want to get the word out about this ‘differently abled’ service, open to all but especially for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and loved ones. Please feel free to contact me as listed below with any questions you may have.
Rev. Cheree' Johnson
Coordinator for Church Relations
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center / Advocate Eureka Hospital
(309) 268-3504/ Tie Line 49-3504 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossroads Chapel, 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington, IL