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Noodles Night - All Day Long

Autism Awareness Noodles Night will be Tuesday, April 5th (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 Autism Mclean. Please mention Autism McLean when making your order.

Noodles has been a great supporter of Autism McLean and we truly appreciate their continued support and partnership. Come eat with us!

Where: 
Noodles & Company, 305 N Veterans Pkwy #105, Bloomington, IL 61704
Noodles & Company, 609 South Main Street, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

Rising Star Open Gym

Our play group was created to give our children with autism and their typical siblings a place where they could be free to be themselves, play, and get to know each other. Rising Star Academy generously allows us to use their facilities. The accommodations are wonderful; they include 3 trampolines (2 are in floor), a very large foam pit, padded floors, soft sided climbing structures and numerous toys.

*One parent is required to stay while the children are playing.

Where: 
Rising Star Academy, 2902 Gill Street, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: 
$5.00 per child
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SSID Bowling for Teens

Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (SSID), a student organization at ISU that focuses on providing volunteer opportunities for students to work with individuals with disabilities, is inviting teens for some bowing at the ISU Bowling and Billiards Center, Friday, November 13 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. This is event is free for teens with ASD. 

We hope to see you there!

Where: 
ISU Bowling and Billiards Center, 400 W Locust St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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

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)

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

Starplex Cinemas Presents Sensory Friendly Screenings

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for anyone who might be overstimulated attending a typical movie experience. Starplex turns the lights up and the sound down so the movie is more enjoyable for those that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Moviegoers are free to walk around and vocalize during the movie.

Special screenings will happen the 2nd Saturday of each month.

One free child admission with $6 adult ticket purchase. Seating is limited - first come, first serve.

Please check out the Starplex site for more information.

Where: 
Starplex Cinemas, 201 McKnight St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:00am
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Starplex Cinemas Presents Sensory Friendly Screenings

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for anyone who might be overstimulated attending a typical movie experience. Starplex turns the lights up and the sound down so the movie is more enjoyable for those that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Moviegoers are free to walk around and vocalize during the movie.

Special screenings will happen the 2nd Saturday of each month.

One free child admission with $6 adult ticket purchase. Seating is limited - first come, first serve.

Please check out the Starplex site for more information.

Where: 
Starplex Cinemas, 201 McKnight St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
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Girl Talk - A Workshop for Girls with Special Needs and their Moms

Advocate BroMenn will be offering “Girl Talk” for Girls with special needs and their Moms (or caregivers) on Wednesday, April 29, 5:30-7:30pm. This event is for girls 10-15 years old and their mom or caregiver. Cost is $20 per daughter / mom or caregiver pair.  

The event includes:

  • Dinner
  • Safe socializing
  • My changing body
  • Special project
  • Mom’s Chat with Physician

Financial assistance is available. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

To register, please call Health Advisor at 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) or http://www.advocatehealth.com/bromenn, click on “Find a Class” with Event Code: 6W36

Where: 
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, 1304 Franklin Avenue, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$20 per daughter/ mom or caregiver pair

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