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SSID Bowling Night

SSID is having a Bowling Night, Sunday, March 30th, from 4:00p - 6:30p at Pheasant Lanes Family Fun Center.

Please send your child with $10 for bowling and food! Parents are welcome to stay or drop off kids.

Please RSVP to Marleee at mcgolds@ilstu.edu.

SSID is a student organization at ISU that focuses on providing volunteer opportunities for students to work with individuals with disabilities.

Where: 
Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
$10

Autism McLean Basketball Camp

Want to shoot some hoops?
 
Autism McLean is ready for another season of our annual basketball camp! This is a great way for our kids to learn some of the fundamentals of basketball, social skills, and teamwork, all while making friends.

Autism McLean basketball:

  • When: Every Monday from 3/10/2014 - 4/21/2014 (except 3/24), 6:30p - 7:30p
  • When: Northpoint Elementary, 2602 E. College, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Registration fee: $10
  • Registration + t-shirt: $20
  • Contact: Autism McLean Sports Director

Please register here: http://autismmclean.org/civicrm/event/register?id=5&reset=1.

About the program:

This camp is open to any kid 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, uniforms, 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!

Where: 
Northpoint Elementary, 2602 E. College, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$10-20 per child

iCan Bike Program

Autism Society Members,
 
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 twellenreiter@ci.easterseals.com.
 
Kind Regards,

Tara Wellenreiter, Easter Seals Peoria-Bloomington iCan Bike Camp Director

Where: 
Army National Guard, 1616 S. Main St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
Cost: 
75
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We Can Make Music Too! A Concert for Children with Disabilities

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!
 
For more information contact Dr. Kimberly McCord, kamccor@ilstu.edu, 309-438-3365.

Where: 
Kemp Recital Hall, Illinois State University
Date/Time: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 1:30pm

Noodles Night - All Day Long

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!

Where: 
Noodles & Company, 305 N Veterans Pkwy #105, Bloomington, IL 61704
Noodles & Company, 609 South Main Street, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

The Lego Movie - A Sensory Friendly Showing

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. 

The movie is free for ASMC members and $5.50 for non-members. Learn more about joining ASMC as a member.

Please register here: http://autismmclean.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=3.

We are looking forward to a great turn out!

Where: 
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:30am
Cost: 
The movie is free for ASMC members and $5.50 for non-members

Spectrum Dance - For Children with Autism

We are pleased to announce our first dance class for individuals with autism!

A hands-on approach encouraging social interactions, fun, and exercise through music and movement.

Both boys and girls are welcome. Ages 5+

$10 covers all four classes and includes a t-shirt and bracelet.

Please register here: http://autismmclean.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=4.

Where: 
Jazzercize, 1531 Fort Jesse Rd, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: 
$10 per child for the four week session

ASMC Parent Support Cafe - February

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.

RSVP to Jacquie via email or at 309-824-4555 so as to ensure proper coverage.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Sponsored by the Autism Society of McLean County and Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project.

Where: 
706 Oglesby Ave., Normal, IL, 61761, Conference Room 104 (between TAP and Skill Sprouts)
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

SSID Valentine's Day Party

SSID is having a Valentine's Day Party for ASMC. There will be pizza, games and crafts! All ages are welcome! 

Please RSVP by 2/10/14 to mcgolds@ilstu.edu.

SSID is a student organization at ISU that focuses on providing volunteer opportunities for students to work with individuals with disabilities.

Where: 
The Autism Place, 706 Oglesby, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Say Something with Music - A Music Therapy Group to Enhance Social Skills and Communication

Music Therapy is an effective and enjoyable way to capture the attention and interest of participants of a variety of ages. It is an interactive process that promote communication and social skills and learning. Children will participate in music making experiences including, but not limited to, movement, song writing, interactive instrument and ensemble play and relaxation strategies, that focus on each child’s strengths and targets their needs.

Currently, we are offering this group for children 6 to 8 years of age who are looking for ways to enhance communication and social skills. Sessions will be limited to 6 children with a minimum of 4 children in order to move forward with the session.

Sessions will take place at the Lincoln Leisure Center, located in Bloomington, IL. Directions will be provided upon registration completion. In addition, you will receive a Music Therapy Group Checklist to fill out, which will provide the therapist with information about your child that will be necessary in order to provide the most effective music therapy experience!

http://developingmelodies.com/musictherapy/say-something-with-music/

Where: 
Lincoln Leisure Center, 1206 S Lee St, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Cost: 
$120
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