Did you know that you can help support Autism McLean just by shopping? Every time that you shop at Schnucks or Amazon, a portion of your purchase price can be donated back to Autism McLean. Click here to find out how.
Attached is a brochure and registration form for the Easter Seals iCan Bike program. The purpose of this program is to help children ages 8+ to learn how to ride a traditional two-wheel bicycle without training wheels.
We will be hosting this program from July 7-11, 2014 at the Army National Guard gymnasium in Bloomington. We invite children with a developmental delay or disability to attend this exciting program. Children will attend a 75-minute daily session for 5 consecutive days. We have trained staff and adaptive equipment that helps children learn how to ride at their own pace.
We are looking forward to a fun-filled week of camp this summer. I hope you can join me! If you have any questions, I would be happy to discuss this program with you over the phone. You can contact me at 309-686-1177 x5230 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tara Wellenreiter, Easter Seals Peoria-Bloomington iCan Bike Camp Director
Army National Guard, 1616 S. Main St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Dr. Kimberly McCord of ISU and her class, Music for the Exceptional Child, will be presenting a concert on March 23 and is inviting all children and their families. A instrument petting zoo will start at 1:30p with the concert to follow at 2:00p.
Children can participate by by singing, playing instruments, or dancing. The setting will be very informal and will be inclusive of children with sensory sensitivity and hearing loss. Children are encouraged to come and be themselves!
Autism Awareness Noodles Night will be Tuesday, April 1st (all day long!) at both locations. For dine in and take out. Please join us for a great meal and a good cause! 10% of sales are donated back to ASMC. Please mention ASMC or bring in the attached flyer.
Noodles has been a great supporter of ASMC and we truly appreciate their continued support and partnership. Come eat with us!
Noodles & Company, 305 N Veterans Pkwy #105, Bloomington, IL 61704
Noodles & Company, 609 South Main Street, Normal, IL, 61761
The aim of this project is to understand whether features that may be present in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder influence their understanding of social situations and appropriate behaviour.
The project consists of two sessions. Each session is expected to take approximately 1 hour (you may take up to 4 hours to allow for breaks). The second session will occur weeks or possibly months later.
This session will involve questions about demographic information (including age, gender, diagnosis, and any experiences you have had with the criminal justice system) and a set of statements about your preferences and skills. Following this, you will be asked about your interests, and then to watch some short scenarios and answer 1-2 questions after each.
Participants who complete the study requirements will receive a $10 (AUD) Amazon voucher after each session.
My name is Ayshah Alahmari, and I am a graduate student under the direction of Dr. Steve Mertens in the Master’s degree program in the School of Teaching & Learning at Illinois State University. I am conducting a research study to explore parents’ perspectives about education services offered to their children with autism, and to examine the level of parental satisfaction regarding their student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The results of the study will be used to examine ways that both parents and educators can improve IEP meetings to better serve students with autism.
Since the research is focusing primarily on parents of school age children with autism (K-12 students) who attend schools in Central Illinois, I am seeking your help to reach a large number of parents of children with autism. I will keep all the data I collect completely confidential, and I will not use any school’s name nor any parents or their students’ names in any research report. Any information that I present will not be linked to any personal information that could be used to identify individual students. I am confident that I have taken the necessary steps to ensure that my research will be conducted in ways that meet ethical standards. This is the link of my survey, including the consent letter, which I wish to reach all parents/guardians of children with autism.
As the Autism Society of McLean County continues to move forward and grow, we thought it was time for a fresh look. Therefore, we have been in the process of designing a new logo. With members being the driving force of all we do, we would like your input on the new logo. We have narrowed the options to two and would appreciate your guidance in selecting the final design.
Please take look at the two finalist and choose which you would like to represent the Autism Society of McLean County.
ASMC is partnering with Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 to present a sensory friendly showing of The Lego Movie. The lights are brought up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk.
Download the attached coloring pages for the kids. Color them, scan them, and then email us (or give them to us at the movie) and we'll post them on our Facebook page.
We will also be giving away two lego sets, one for a girl and one for a boy. The kids will be handed a ticket when they arrive.
The movie starts at 11:00 AM, but please be there by 10:30 AM.
All families who have children and adults with autism welcome.
Cafe's are for parents of children with ASD, learning difference, and other special needs. Come join other family members to share your knowledge and problem solve through round table discussions. This month's topic: open discussion.
Childcare provided by ISU's SSID at Skill Sprouts. Trainings and discussion will be facilitated by Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project.