young adults

Visit the Bauer’s Alpaca Farm

Stan and Janetta Bauer have invited the Autism Society of McLean County  members and families to visit their farm. They have been raising alpacas for over eight years.

Alpacas are gentle, clean, shy animals that make wonderful pets.  They are herd animals, which  means they like to be with other alpacas—to eat, walk and play together. A baby alpaca is called  a cria. Youngsters enjoy rolling in the dirt and in snow. 

Alpacas are prized for their luxurious fiber, so they get a haircut (are “sheared”) once a year  before summer.  The Bauers develop wearable items created from the fiber produced by their  alpacas on their farm.  An alpaca sweater or blanket is a cherished possession, frequently  handed down from one generation to the next. 

The Bauers will share their story of getting their alpacas and show how they take the fiber from  shearing the animal to finished product, including spinning, knitting, weaving and felting.   Janetta Bauer also works as a speech therapist with autistic children at the Baby Fold.

  • Who: ASMC members and families are invited. All ages are welcome.
  • Where: der Bauernhof Farm (German for “the farmer’s house). Located just east of Bloomington on Route 9 - at the corner of Route 9 and the Bentown/Holder Road, five miles east of the Bloomington airport. Look for a large farm  bungalow and barn on your right as you go east on Route 9. Another landmark to notice - the farm is located in front of the first windmill east of Bloomington.
  • When: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 1:00p - 3:00p 
  • RSVP: by April 10 to info@autismmclean.org

Check out the attached flyer for more information.

Date/Time: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

March Teen Event - Dinner and Pottery Painting

  • Who: ASMC youngsters - ages 10+
  • What: Dinner and pottery painting
  • Where:
    • Dinner: Kentucky Fried Chicken (501 N. Prospect, Bloomington, IL)
    • Pottery: Artful Designs (502 N. Prospect, Suite 24, Bloomington, IL)
  • When: Friday, March 22
    • Dinner and Pottery: 5:30p - 7:30p
    • Pottery only: 6:30p - 7:30p
  • Cost: $20/person
  • RSVP: Marlee Goldsworthy

Please indicate if your child will have dinner and paint pottery or just paint pottery.

Date/Time: 
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Paint With Us

The Autism Society of McLean County (ASMC) is looking for art created by children with autism to be auctioned at Blueline in April to raise money for awareness, programs and activitiesCanvasses, paper, paint, and brushes will be supplied. Bring your child for some painting fun or you are welcome to drop donations off at The Autism Place (TAP) anytime before March 16th. If donating art, please include your child/adults first name and age.

All proceeds from the auctioned art will benefit community activities and programs sponsored by the Autism Society of McLean County. Thank You!

Where: The Autism Place, 706 Oglesby, Normal, IL, 61761

When: March 16th, 2013 11:00a to 5:00p

Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

ASMC 10+ Valentine's Party

  • Who: ASMC 10 through  Early 20s Young Adults
  • What: February Teen Event
  • Where: The Autism Place, 706 Oglesby, Normal, IL, 61761
  • When: Friday, February 15, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • RSVP: mcgolds@ilstu.edu

Date/Time: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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