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.
With COVID-19 continuing to impact on our lives, we have been working on a way to reach our families and continue to offer support.
With that in mind we are offering an Home Education Stipend for current members who have a school age child (3-22).
The Autism Place presents Topic of the Week for Parents every Thursday in June from 7-8 PM. Each week in June, TAP will be hosting a video conference over Zoom featuring a topic and hosting a discussion. All parents of TAP are invited. Here are the first two weeks: June 4: Making the most of everyday activities June 11: Stress management for parents and kids Use the following link to join: https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/95901979814 TAP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Autism-Place-489081167885070
Developing Melodies is proud to present their first creative arts summer camp for teens and adults of all abilities ages 16 years old and up! Campers will create music, art and dance inspired by a variety of musicals, artists and heroes in preparation for a celebratory performance for friends and family on the last day of camp. They are featuring two camps this summer: We Are Superheroes– June 22-26, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lights! Camera! Action!– July 13-17, 1:00pm-3:00pm Due to COVID-19, Summer Camp will be offered virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing. All that is required to participate virtually is a device with internet
Autism McLean members and supporters, If you are a parent or guardian of an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in McLean County (IL), please help us by taking the following survey. (See link below.) This survey is part of a research study commissioned through Autism McLean, and conducted by Dr. Frank Beck, Ph.D., and a team of graduate students from the Illinois State University Stevenson Center. The purpose of the study is to use applied research to determine local housing and housing-related service needs of adults with ASD in McLean County. The findings from the study will be summarized
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often thrive in a routine environment and can struggle with unexpected changes to their schedules. Lately, there have been many changes and many unknowns. As we adjust to coping with these changes and navigating school closures, abrupt changes in daily routine, loss of connections with teachers and friends, and distance learning, individuals with ASD may need additional support to process and adapt to the many changes. What are some of your struggles? For some, it might be trying to locate the right brand and type of chicken nuggets. For others, it’s a sensory overload!
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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