The Gingerbread House's 12 Days of Giving, Benefiting Autism McLean

The Gingerbread House is in the giving spirit and Autism McLean is going to benefit! On November 11th the toy store will donate 10% of sales for the day to our organization!

How can you help? Simply stop by the Gingerbread House (603 South Hannah Street, Bloomington) on Wednesday, November 11th and pick up a few things from your holiday shopping list. 10% of the total sales that day goes to us! Store hours are 9 AM - 7 PM.

That’s it. Simple and elegant, no coupons, no letting them know the purchase is for our group. Check off a to-do, get some great quality toys, and help support our organization!

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Where: 
603 South Hannah Street, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

2015-2016 Winter Bowling Camp

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

  • When: Saturdays, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 from 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Where: Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Regisration fee: All member children camp fees will be covered by Autism McLean. Non-member children camp fees are $20. If adults would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $25 for the 10-week season.
  • Contact: Kelly Woith or Erik Heinonen

Please register here: https://autismmclean.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=29.

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!

Where: 
Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Cost: 
All member children camp fees will be covered by Autism McLean. Non-member children camp fees are $20. If adults would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $25 for the 10-week season.

Autism McLean Fall Sports

Autism McLean is kicking off fall with mixed field games. Games include dodgeball, indoor wiffleball, and several others. 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.

  • When: Wednesday nights from 10/28/2015 - 12/2/2015, 7:30p - 8:30p
  • Where: Northpoint Elementary School (North Gym), 2602 E College Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Contact: Autism McLean 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!

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Select "Volunteer Coach" if you're willing to help out.
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Where: 
Northpoint Elementary School (North Gym), 2602 E College Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Join the Jaycees at their Check Presentation to Autism McLean

Join the Jaycees, Friday, October 16th at 7:00 PM, for good drinks, good food, and good times while celebrating the charities that benefitted from Bruegala XVI and the accomplishments of the Jaycees in 2015!

Where: 
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center - Bloomington 1801 Eastland Drive Bloomington, IL 61704
Date/Time: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$10 a person

Miller Park Zoo Spooktacular

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 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free with zoo admission

MOANA - A Sensory Friendly Showing

Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 to present a sensory friendly showing of "MOANA" on December 4th.

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The lights are turne up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk.

The movie starts December 4th at 1:00 PM, but please be there by 12:30 PM.

All families who have a child with special needs welcome.

There is no cost for AM members. Non-member adults are $7 for and $6 for children (ages 2-11), with 12% off concessions. If you are not an AM 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 Autism McLean as a member.

Please register here for the movie.

We are looking forward to a great turnout!

Where: 
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
The movie is free for AM members and $7 for non-member adults and $6 for children. (2-11)

SSID 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 and more at our annual Halloween Dance!

Where: 
The activity room (Located in the Bowling and Billiards Center @ Illinois State University)
Date/Time: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Cost: 
Free

Annual Holiday Party

The Autism McLean Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, November 29th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Wear your “ugliest” sweater. We will have prizes for the best or most unique ugly sweater.

Bring the whole family! Pizza and beverages and Hot Chocolate bar will be provided - please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Photo Booth for your family photos!

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. 22nd at mace.jacquie@comcast.net.

 
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Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Autism Parent Care Group

Eastview Care Groups are campus-based, supportive small groups that are designed to provide emotional and spiritual growth to individuals who are walking through a variety of life circumstances. The Autism Parent Care Group will be specifically for parents for children on the autism spectrum.

Childcare will be provided. For more information or to register your child(ren), contact Tara Horn at thorn@eastviewcc.org or (309) 451-5000.

Where: 
Eastview Christen Church, 1500 N. Airport Road, Normal, IL
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Yankee Candle® Fundraiser for The Autism Place

Dear Autism McLean Members,

My group, FRIENDS OF T.A.P., has just kicked off our Yankee Candle® Fundraiser and I need your help! We are raising funds for special programs and materials. Our group earns 40% of every dollar you spend.

Simply click here to see the exciting collection of America's Best Loved Candles™, candle accessories, flameless fragrance and assorted gift wrap. Shop online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – everything is shipped directly to you.

If you don't click on my link listed above, you need to enter my Group Number 990085107 and my Seller ID Jenny47 in order for me to receive credit.

Click here for my site

If you are having trouble with the above link, you may copy and paste the following link in to your browser:
https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/FFentry.htm?publicKey=yqcdTwLSTFA0ndRDQVxAfqaAATuz8gI5&frComp=ycf

Our fundraiser will be running from 22-Sep-2015 through 16-Oct-2015. Please help me by placing your order before the end of our sale. You can continue to order all season – my group will receive credit.

If you have any questions, just reply to this and it will be sent to me.

Thanks, my group and I really appreciate your support!

Thank You

Jenny Baker

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