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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
We are seeking your help in choosing a new name for the Autism Society of McLean County.
In the past year we have been threatened with legal action from the Autism Society of America if we continue to use “Autism Society” in our name. While it is with a heavy heart that we have to do this, we know that it is our members not our name that makes this organization what it is. With that in mind; we believe that it would be appropriate for the members to help choose our new name.
After careful thought and much discussion we have narrowed the choices to what you see below. Please help us by choosing your favorite.
We look forward to continuing to work together with you in partnership, and trust that you are as excited as we are as we continue to grow and diversify to better serve McLean County.
Kim McCord of ISU is teaching a graduate course on Music and Disability this summer at the University of Illinois and is planning an accessible concert, similar to previous concerts held at ISU. This convert will be in a fairly large concert hall but with a stage that is accessible so children are able to come on stage and see and play the instruments. There will be an interpreter and everything will be accessible.
During this concert, one doctoral student in percussion will perform on a 4 octave marimba and will also have different instruments. Shakers will be given away so children can play along. The entire concert will be uploaded to a private YouTube channel afterwards that you can access if your child wants to enjoy the music.
Everyone is welcome but the music will mostly be geared toward children ages 5-10. Parking is free and if you need help or assistance there will be students available to help move wheelchairs or explain where best to park and enter the building.
It is that time of the year again to sign up for our Annual Run/Walk for Autism. Our event will again be at Tipton Park on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The 5K run will be at 9 a.m., following the results of the run will be our Kids Fun Run at 11! The walk will be at 12. We hope that you will consider joining our event as it will benefit our local community and families that are impacted by autism.
We again are hoping to raise $20,000. We need your support. Please consider joining the event and also helping us fundraise to better serve our community.