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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

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

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.

*We require one parent to stay while the children are playing.

Where: 
Rising Star Academy, 2902 Gill Street, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: 
$5.00 per child

ASMC Holiday Party and Annual Meeting/Appreciation Reception

The ASMC Holiday Party and Annual Meeting/Appreciate Dinner will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, December 1st from 5:30p -7:30p.

Pizza and beverages will be provided - Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. A jolly, old elf may stop by to listen to Christmas wishes.

Please RSVP at http://autismmclean.org/2013-holiday-party.

The annual meeting/appreciation reception will take place while the children are playing and being supervised by our friends at SSID. The new ASMC Board of Directors will be announced.

Recognition of individuals/organizations who make a difference in the lives of people living with autism. Go to http://autismmclean.org/2013-annual-appreciation-awards to nominate an individual or organization for an award of appreciation.

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

SSID's Annual Halloween Dance

Boo! You’re invited to… SSIDs annual Halloween Dance. Who is SSID? Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities is a registered student organization at Illinois State University that focuses on providing volunteer opportunities for students to volunteer with individuals with disabilities.

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, snacks, and crafts! There will be a contest for best costume, so please feel free to dress up!

All ages, disabilities and siblings are welcome!

If you have any questions, or to RSVP, please email Marlee Goldsworthy at mcgolds@ilstu.edu.

Where: 
Circus Room in the Bone Student Center, 100 N University St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

A Day in the Park with SSID!

SSID is hosting a day in the park with the families from the Autism Society. 

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.

We will be meeting by the Miller Park playground near the zoo to play games and have snacks. Parents are welcome to drop off their kids or stay. All ages and siblings are welcome.

Please email Marlee Goldsworthy at mcgolds@ilstu.edu to RSVP by September 22nd, or with any additional questions.

We hope to see you there!

 

Where: 
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

ASMC Football Camp

Are you ready for flag football?

ASMC is ready for another season of our annual football camp! The idea of organized sports seemed impossible, but at least we had catch, right? Special kids don’t have the same opportunities as “normal” kids. That’s just the way it is, right?

What kid doesn’t like to play tag, to run, be chased and play? I know our kids do. With our flag football camp, our kids will get the chance to play!

For registration, t-shirts, and more, please click here: https://member.autismmclean.org/Sports/Football.php.

Contact the ASMC Sports Director with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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: 
Eugene Field Vocational Training Center, 412 E. Cypress, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Monday, September 23, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 7, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
Registration fee: $10
Registration + t-shirt: $15

Marcfirst Family Camp

Marcfirst will hold its very first camp Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, September 22. Camp will be held at East Bay Camp at Lake Bloomington. Family Camp Weekend is designed for middle school age children with an intellectual or developmental disability. Camp is for families – this includes parents, siblings or other individuals that form the students’ support system.

Camp is designed to provide entertainment, relaxation and exciting new activities for all children in the family and respite for the parents. Food, lodging, and activities are included in the price for camp. If you are interested in a weekend designed with fun activities, meeting new people or getting better acquainted with friends you already know contact Emily at Marcfirst 309-451-8888 ext. 265 or emilykull@marcfirst.org.

Where: 
East Bay Camp, 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy, Hudson, IL, 61748
Date/Time: 
Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, September 22, 2013 (All day)

ASMC Baseball Camp

Let’s play ball!

ASMC is ready for another season of our annual baseball camp! This is a great way for our kids to learn some of the fundamentals of baseball, social skills, and teamwork, all while making friends.

For registration, t-shirts, and more, please click here: https://member.autismmclean.org/Sports/Baseball.php.

Contact the ASMC Sports Director with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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: 
Eugene Field Vocational Training Center, 412 E. Cypress, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Monday, July 22, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Cost: 
Registration fee: $10
Registration + t-shirt: $20

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