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Polar Express Holiday Party - Wear Your PJ's

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

Bring the whole family! Pizza and beverages will be provided - please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Santa and Elves will stop by to listen to Christmas wishes and pass out treats.

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. 23rd at info@autismmclean.org.

Where: 

Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761

Date: Sunday, November 30th , 2014

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Big Hero 6 Movie Day - A Sensory Friendly Showing

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.

Please register here for the movie.

We are looking forward to a great turn out!

Where: 
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:30am
Cost: 
The movie is free for ASMC members and $7 for non-member adults and $6 for children.

Miller Park Zoo Spooktacular

Date: 10/26/2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Miller Park Zoo

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 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free with zoo admission

A Day in the Park with SSID!

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 mcgolds@ilstu.edu 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.

Where: 
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free

ASMC Fall Sports

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
  • Contact: ASMC 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!

Guardian
Select "Volunteer Coach" if you're willing to help out.
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Where: 
Eugene Field Vocational Training Center, 412 E. Cypress, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Wings and Prayers Ministry

Dear Friends,

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.

Blessings,

Rev. Cheree' Johnson
Coordinator for Church Relations
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center / Advocate Eureka Hospital
(309) 268-3504/ Tie Line 49-3504
cheree.johnson@advocatehealth.com

Where: 
Crossroads Chapel, 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Wings and Prayers Ministry

Dear Friends,

Just a reminder that our next Wings & Prayers Service will be held on Sunday, June 15th at 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.

Blessings,

Rev. Cheree' Johnson
Coordinator for Church Relations
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center / Advocate Eureka Hospital
(309) 268-3504/ Tie Line 49-3504
cheree.johnson@advocatehealth.com

Where: 
Crossroads Chapel, 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

ASMC Baseball and Soccer Camp

ASMC is ready for another season of our annual baseball and soccer camps. This year, they'll be combined - and free! This is a great way for our kids to learn some of the fundamentals of baseball/soccer, social skills, and teamwork, all while making friends.

T-shirts will be available for any child that doesn't already have a sports camp t-shirt.

  • When: Every Monday from 6/16/2014 - 7/21/2014, 6:30p - 7:30p
  • When: Eugene Field Vocational Training Center located at 412 E. Cypress in Normal
  • Contact: ASMC Sports Director

Please register below.

About the program:

This camp is 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!

Guardian
Select "Volunteer Coach" if you're willing to help out.
Child 1
Child 2
Child 3
Child 4
Date/Time: 
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Music is the Medicine / Anthony Gomes Benefit Concert

On Friday, May 16, Billboard recording artist Anthony Gomes will bring his scorching style of Blues to the Castle Theater in Bloomington. The release of his latest album “Up 2 Zero” represents a full-circle return to his love of high energy, guitar-driven blues rock. The new collection of songs combines straight ahead power blues compositions with tracks that incorporate soul-injected melodic moments.

The Music Is The Medicine Foundation (MiTM), founded by blues artist Anthony Gomes in 2010, is a national non-profit organization that was created to positively impact people's lives through the healing power of music and the belief that music can inspire tangible change in the world.

MiTM will be presenting a check to the Autism Society of McLean County to bring music to their annual summer camp for kids with autism. MiTM will also be presenting a presenting a guitar to the HEAL Foundation in the memory of Jon Miskulin.

Tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Castle website here.

Please come out to enjoy some excellent blues and support a wonderful foundation!

 

Where: 
The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$15

Play Ball!

The Miracle League of Central Illinois was developed for you to have fun playing baseball with other kids. When you play, you can:

  • Make new friends!
  • Play baseball in a supportive environment.
  • Have fun with your own “buddy” who will help you play!
  • Attend all functions/fundraisers of The Miracle League to see your “buddy” and teammates and to support the organization!

Sign up here: http://www.miracleleagueci.com/play

If you need help with the cost, please visit our Recreational Grant: http://www.autismmclean.org/content/recreational-grant.

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