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.
When: Saturday, April 4th Time: 12-4pm Who: Baggers must be at least Jr High age and accompanied by an adult. You may sign up for one or both time slots. This is a great opportunity to show the community that young adults with Autism are employable and provide our members with skill opportunities! We will discuss dress code and expectations as the event draws closer. Sign up will end on Saturday, March 21st. Please sign up soon so we know how many to expect! Please contact Jen Sikes with any questions Thanks!
When: Friday, April 3rd Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM Where: Children’s Discovery Museum, 101 E. Beaufort St., Normal, IL, 61761 Registration required: https://72435.blackbaudhosting.com/72435/Sensory-Friendly-Night-03Apr2020 Cost: Free It’s a family night of play designed specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other sensory processing differences at the Children’s Discovery Museum! Your family will experience all three floors of interactive exhibits in a comfortable and inclusive environment. Sensory friendly accommodations will be provided along with special sensory activities. This FREE event is presented in partnership with Autism McLean. Advance registration is required and space is limited
SSID is having their annual Valentine’s Day Dance for Autism McLean on Sunday, February 16 from 1:00- 3:00 PM at ISU’s Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center. There will be snacks, games, and fun Valentine’s Day related activities. All ages are welcome!
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
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