Check out local community events that serve to support families and individuals affected by autism.
Founded in 2002 as a small group of parents needing to make a difference in our community has grown to more than 200 members today. We strive to meet the demands by tapping into the strength of the community and fundraising with the help of our many volunteers.
Parent-centered training, community events for the family, family and caretaker support, awareness, recreational opportunities, website for resources, community/school collaboration, making an autism-friendly community!
Autism Friendly Community (AFC) is Autism McLean’s community outreach program— helping McLean County to be truly autism-friendly: one business, one organization, one person at a time! We partner with local businesses, organizations and individuals to expand awareness and inclusion.
Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with AMC Classic Normal 14 to present a sensory-friendly, private showing of Sonic the Hedgehog on Saturday, February 22. The lights are turned up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk. All ages are welcome. The movie starts at 11:00 AM, but doors open at 10:30 AM. Please be early if you are going to order concessions. There is no cost for AM members. Non-member tickets are $4. If you are not an AM member, please view the benefits of being a member and consider joining us. Events like this
The Gingerbread House is in the giving spirit and Autism McLean is going to benefit! On November 13th the toy store will donate 10% of sales for the day to our organization! How can you help? Simply stop by the Gingerbread House on November 13th and pick up a few selections from your holiday shopping list. Not in town? Don’t worry, you can now shop ONLINE with free delivery options!! 10% of the total sales that day goes to us! That’s it. Simple and elegant, no coupons, no letting them know the purchase is for our group. Check off a To-Do, get some great quality toys, and help support
Let’s bowl! Autism McLean is setting up the pins for another season of our annual bowling camp! This year is at a new location: Twin City Lanes! Autism McLean Winter Bowling Camp: When: Saturdays, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 1/11, 118, 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8 from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. Where: Twin City Lanes, 1006 East Lincoln Street, Bloomington, IL 61701. Register: at the Autism McLean Membership website. Must register by 11/13! Registration fee: For families with an active membership: $20 per child up to a max of $50 for 3+ children. Non-member children and adults who want
The Autism McLean Holiday Party and Awards will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, December 1st from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome! We will provide pizza and beverages – please bring a side dish or dessert to share (we encourage your child's favorite, whatever that may be). We will have volunteers to help with the kids, Santa Clause, treat bags, and tons of fun. Our annual board meeting and recognition will take place promptly at 5:45 to 6:15. If you are interested in serving on our board, please contact Nikki Michalak at: [email protected] If you have someone you would
Autism McLean is here to serve as a voice for our children and adults with autism, to help create a system that will not only help support those that need to be supported, but to bring enough awareness of and about autism that our children will find acceptance and hope that with that they will find a meaningful place within our community. We are an avenue...YOU are what makes this organization what it is! Please consider a donation to help us achieve our mission!...Read more