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Girl Talk - Puberty Workshop for Girls with Special Needs and their Moms

Advocate BroMenn will be offering “Girl Talk” for Girls with Special needs and their Moms (Caregivers) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm. This event will cover issues related to puberty for girls 10-15 years old and have a separate session for parents/ caregivers as well. Cost is 20$ per daughter/ caregiver pair and includes dinner. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Scholarships are available, just indicate your interest in a scholarship when you register.

Please contact Cheree with questions.

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

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$20 per daughter/ caregiver pair

Avanti's Dinner Buffet for Adults with Disabilities

SSID is hosting a dinner buffet at Avant's Diner in Bloomington for individuals with disabilities 18+. 

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.

*Salad, sandwiches, pasta, and pop will be served in Avant's private banquet room  

Please RSVP to Marlee Goldsworthy at mcgolds@ilstu.edu

 

Where: 
Avanti`s Italian Restaurant, 3302 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 
$10 Per Person

Autism Awareness Month - 2014

Everyone knows someone with autism

The most recent statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that 1 in 68 children have autism. That staggering statistic emphasizes how important it is that the central Illinois community becomes aware of the difficulties of living with autism. The Autism Society of McLean County provides imperative programming to people of all ages living with autism and families whose lives are affected by autism.

April is Autism Awareness month and the Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) has planned a month packed full of events to raise awareness about autism. Also, look for our Autism Awareness  Electronic Billboards on Veterans Parkway!

About the Autism Society of McLean County 

The Autism Society of McLean County is an all volunteer based group that strives to educate the central Illinois area about autism and fund programs that better the lives of individuals and families of those with autism. For more information, contact info@autismmclean.org.

Join us

We have a new membership sign up, if you’re membership is expired or you haven’t joined ASMC , please view the benefits of being a member and consider joining us. Events like movies and Children’s Discovery Museum are often free for our members.

Autism Presentation – Masonic Lodge

Nikki Michalak will give an overview of autism and Marty Murphy an adult with autism will speak about what it’s like to live with autism. Bring family members and friends!

Where: 
Masonic Lodge, 302 E Jefferson St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Rosati’s in Normal Fundraiser

Benefit: 25% of dine-in and 20% of carry-out proceeds - MUST MENTION ASMC!

Where: 
Rosati's Pizza, 1720 Bradford Ln, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 10:00pm

Starplex Cinemas Presents Movies for Children With Special Needs

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for children 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 children that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Children 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 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, September 14, 2013 - 10:00am
Tags: 

Meatheads in Bloomington Fundraiser

Benefit: 10% of sales benefit Autism Camp – MUST MENTION ASMC!

Where: 
Meatheads, Ste. 107, 305 N Veterans Pkwy, Bloomington, IL 61704
Date/Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Kiwanis/ASMC Autism Camp Garage Sale Fundraiser

The Bloomington-Normal Young Professional Kiwanis Club, will be hosting our 5th annual Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) Garage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, April 5th, 2014.

All proceeds from the garage sale will be given to ASMC for Autism Camp.

Here are the details:

  • The garage sale will be on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 from 7:00a to 2:30p @ the Crossroads Center, 310 Wylie Drive, Suite 466, Normal, IL (near Farm & Fleet and next to Wehrenberg Theaters)
  • The garage sale itself will be a “name your own price” garage sale – no listed prices. The goal is to sell each and every item.
  • All unsold donated items will be given to the Mission Mart, Home Sweet Home, ReStore, etc.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate garage-sale worthy items for the garage sale. If you’re interested in donating in advance of the garage sale please contact Craig Luchtefeld, at c.luchtefeld@autismmclean.org or 309-319-6006. The more items donated, the more money we can raise, and the more kids we can send to camp!
  • We will have early drop-off on the following dates/times at the garage sale location:
    • Monday, March 31st from 5:00p – 7:00p
    • Wednesday, April 2nd from 5:00p – 7:00p
    • Friday, April 4th from 5:00p – 7:00p
    • We’ll have volunteers to help unload and sort your items.
  • If you have items you’d like to donate but cannot make one of the early drop-off dates, please contact Craig Luchtefeld at c.luchtefeld@autismmclean.org or 309-319-6006 and we’ll work out a time to retrieve your items.
  • If you’d like to volunteer to help unload or sort items at any one of the early drop-off times, we’d very much appreciate the help! You can register to volunteer here: http://doodle.com/hemwtziybp5rw9kd.
  • If you’d like to make a monetary donation in lieu of donating garage sale items, we’d welcome the donation!

So, please, help us get the word out for this fundraising event and do some garage sale-ing!

Where: 
310 Wylie Drive, Suite 466, Normal, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:00am to 2:30pm

Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour

Check out Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour - "spreading music play to familes far and wide".

  • Where: Heartland Community College
  • When: Wednesday April 9th, 6:15 pm – concert at 6:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Limited seating – first come first serve

See attached flyer

Fun for the whole family!!

Where: 
Heartland Community College's Astroth Community Education Center Auditorium
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 6:15pm
Cost: 
Free

When Do You Tell Them About Their Diagnosis? Webinar

  • When Do You Tell Them About Their Diagnosis?
  • Determining when and if to tell your child they have Autism is tricky.  Knowing your child ,who can help support you, and tips to prepare when the time does come is important for parents.
  • April 26, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=IATT16E
Where: 
webinar
Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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