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2015 VBS for Children with Autism (and their siblings)

We are getting ready to embark on our 8th annual Vacation Bible School for children on the Autism Spectrum and their typically developing siblings. Eastview Christian Church has again graciously opened its doors to us and this year’s “Journey Off the Map” themed VBS‐A is scheduled for Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24 from 5:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Registration Deadline is June 26, 2015 (t-shirts will not be available to anyone not registered by the deadline)

Cost: $20.00 per participant ($40.00 per family maximum) for t-shirts, CD, dinner and supplies. 

Stipends are available upon request. Please contact Kelly Woith @ kmwoith1@gmail.com for more information.

(Make checks payable to Autism McLean with VBS-A in the memo line). Forms are available below or email me at kmwoith1@gmail.com.

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Vacation Bible School - Autism

c/o Kelly Woith

1233 Rutledge Road

Bloomington, IL 61704

Where: 
Eastview Christian Church, 1500 Airport Rd, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:40pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:40pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:40pm
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:40pm
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:40pm
Cost: 
Cost: $20.00 per participant ($40.00 per family maximum)

Starplex Cinemas Presents Sensory Friendly Screenings

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for anyone 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 those that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Moviegoers 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 $6 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, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
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The Miracle League Summer 2015 Season Information

The Miracle League offers children and adults with disabilities a way to participate in baseball at their own skill level. Each player is assigned a buddy for game day that assist them throughout the 2 inning game. Every player bats each inning. They swing at the ball until they hit it, either on their own, with a tee or with the assistance of a buddy. They then make their way around the bases with their buddies at their side. In the outfield, the players may actively participate or do their own thing! This is baseball at its best! Families and Players love the DJ’s music, the MC, and the 2nd inning stretch when they sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game. The MC announces every play, just like the major leagues!

The Miracle League has a winter season, spring season and fall season. Winter games are held indoors at Heartland Community College in the Sports Complex. Spring and fall games are hosted at the Pony Fields on the intersection of Towanda Barnes Rd and Ireland Grove Road. Currently, the Miracle League is building our own rubberized Field behind the Cornbelter’s Stadium on Raab Road. Upon completion, all games will be held there!!!

Attached are the Miracle League player and volunteer registration forms. For more information and the summer schedule, our website is www.MiracleLeagueCI.com. Or if you have any questions, please contact the Miracle League’s office located at the offices of Uncle Bill’s Self Storage, at 421 Kays Drive Normal, or call (309) 451-4500.

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

Advocate BroMenn will be offering “Girl Talk” for Girls with special needs and their Moms (or caregivers) on Wednesday, April 29, 5:30-7:30pm. This event is for girls 10-15 years old and their mom or caregiver. Cost is $20 per daughter / mom or caregiver pair.  

The event includes:

  • Dinner
  • Safe socializing
  • My changing body
  • Special project
  • Mom’s Chat with Physician

Financial assistance is available. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

To register, please call Health Advisor at 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) or http://www.advocatehealth.com/bromenn, click on “Find a Class” with Event Code: 6W36

Where: 
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, 1304 Franklin Avenue, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$20 per daughter/ mom or caregiver pair

Starplex Cinemas Presents Sensory Friendly Screenings

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for anyone 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 those that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Moviegoers 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 $6 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, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:00am
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Spring Dance / Sock Hop

What: Spring Dance / Sock Hop

When: Sunday, April 26th

Where: ISU (exact location TBD)

Time: TBD

Cost: Free

Join Autism McLean and SSID for a fun afternoon of dancing to the oldies!

Where: 
ISU (exact location TBD)
Date/Time: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015 (All day)
Cost: 
Free

Teen Movie Day with SSID

What: Paul Bart Mall Cop 2

Where: Starplex Cinemas

When: Sunday, April 19th

Time: 3:00 – Please be there between 2:30 - 2:40

Cost: Buy Your own

A great way for your teens to get out without you. ISU SSID students will chaperone. Teens should be able to behave appropriately for a 2 hour movie. Please plan on picking the kids up at 4:45 pm.

Where: 
Starplex Cinemas, 201 McKnight St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:40pm
Cost: 
Buy your own tickets

2nd Annual Parent/Caregiver Night Out

A great night to enjoy supper and visit with friends child free. Come hang out any time between 5:30 - 8:30 PM. We will have a drawing for gifts as well!

Childcare: childcare provided by TAP from 5-9 (donations welcome)

RSVP: Jacquie - with number of children for childcare at mace.jacquie@comcast.net  or 309.661.9440

Where: 
Alexander’s Steakhouse, 1503 E College Ave, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: 
Participants are responsible for their own meals

Noodles Night - All Day Long

Autism Awareness Noodles Night will be Monday, April 6th (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 Autism Mclean. Please mention Autism McLean when making your order.

Noodles has been a great supporter of Autism McLean 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: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

Shake and Egg! Music for All

Sensory Concert through the School of Music

This is a interactive, inclusive, sensory-friendly concert for all ages. All attendees will receive a shaker egg that they can keep. All abilities and disabilities will be welcome. An interpreter for people with hearing loss will interpret the concert.

For additional information contact Kim McCord: 309-438-3365.

Where: 
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, 351 S. School Street, Normal IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: 
Free
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