Winter Bowling Camp

Let's bowl!
ASMC is setting up the pins for another season of our annual bowling camp!
Autism McLean Winter Bowling Camp:

  • When: Saturdays, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 from 11:00a - 12:00p
  • Where: Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Regisration fee: All child league fees will be covered by Autism McLean. If parents would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $25 for the 8 week season.
  • Contact: Kelly Woith or Erik Heinonen

Please register here:

About the program:

Bowling is open to anyone who wants to be there. As long as they want to bowl, they are welcome to join us. Our mission statement is simple: provide our kids the same experience as any other kid who bowls. This means, of course, practice, frustration, achievement, sharing, communicating, bonding, turn taking, following directions and friendship.

We look forward to seeing you there and watching our kids succeed!

Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
All child league fees will be covered by Autism McLean. If parents would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $25 for the 8 week season.

Teen Movie Night

For teens who would like a night out without their parents! Must be able to attend without the need for 1 on 1. SSID volunteers will be there to hang out with the teens! Bring money for your ticket and snacks!

  • Movie: Interstellar PG-13
  • Location: Starplex in Normal, 201 McKnight, Normal, IL, 61761 
  • Date: Saturday, November 15th
  • Time:  We will meet at 5:45, the movie begins at 6:00 pm (the movie should end at 9:00) 

Contact Lindsey at 773-577-6244 for more information.

201 McKnight, Normal, IL, 61761
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

SSID-ISU Halloween Dance

Join us for an evening of fall fun! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy food, music with DJ, games, arts-and – crafts & more at our 2014 Halloween Dance!

Bowling and Billiards Center (Located in the Bone Student Center @ Illinois State University)
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Polar Express Holiday Party - Wear Your PJ's

The ASMC Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, November 30th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Bring the whole family! Pizza and beverages will be provided - please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Santa and Elves will stop by to listen to Christmas wishes and pass out treats.

Please RSVP below.

The annual meeting/appreciation reception will take place while the children are playing and being supervised by our friends at SSID (ISU). If you know your child will need a 1-on-1 friend, please contact Jacquie by Nov. 23rd at


Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761

Date: Sunday, November 30th , 2014

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Need Help with Trick-or-Treating This Year?

Do you need help taking your children with disabilities trick-or-treating this year? You got to’s always helpful to have a couple extra hands!

Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities (SSID) is providing families the opportunity to take an ISU student or two with them to help with trick-or-treating. Families will meet the SSID volunteers at their local elementary school at 5:30 pm and return at 7:00 pm.

For more information email

To sign up email your name, local elementary school, and number of volunteers needed. Please sign-up by October 26. Space is limited. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Your local elementary school
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

"Bully" Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion

Come watch a viewing of the Bully Documentary followed by a panel discussion at 8pm hosted by  Dr. Eric Wesselmann.

For special accommodations, please contact Leandra Parris at

Normal Theater, 209 North Street Normal, IL 61761
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
Free to the public

Check Out Our Employment Awareness Article in Healthy Cells Magazine!

"Benefits of Hiring People with Autism" was published in the October 2014 issue of Healthy Cells magazine (page 29) for Disability Employment Awareness month.

Big Hero 6 Movie Day - A Sensory Friendly Showing

ASMC is partnering with Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 to present a sensory friendly showing of Big Hero 6 on November 8th. The lights are brought up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk.

The movie starts at 11:00 AM, but please be there by 10:30 AM.

All families who have a child with special needs welcome.

There is no cost for ASMC members. Non-member adults are $7 for and $6 for children (ages 2-11), with 12% off concessions. If you are not an ASMC member, please view the benefits of being a member and consider joining us. Events like this are often free for our members. Learn more about joining ASMC as a member.

Please register here for the movie.

We are looking forward to a great turn out!

Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:30am
The movie is free for ASMC members and $7 for non-member adults and $6 for children.

Heartland Theater Production - Falling

How do you love someone who is very difficult to love? Playwright and IWU alum Deanna Jent has called Falling “a day in the life of a ‘typical’ family who are caring for a teenage son with severe autism.” As Josh gets older and bigger, his parents struggle to handle him, his sister wishes she had a family like everyone else’s, and his grandmother can’t understand how things got so out of control. ISU’s Lori Adams, who directed this heartbreaking family drama in sold-out, award-winning runs in St. Louis and New York, now brings Falling home to Heartland. [Mature Themes/Mature Language]

Performances: November 6, 7 and 8; 13, 14, 15 and 16; 20, 21, 22 and 23 – 2014

1110 Douglas Street, Normal, IL
Thursday, November 6, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 7, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 14, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (All day)
Friday, November 21, 2014 (All day)
Saturday, November 22, 2014 (All day)
Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day)

Miller Park Zoo Spooktacular

Date: 10/26/2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Miller Park Zoo

Show off your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, up close creepy animal encounters, and of course, candy! The costume parade begins at 2:30 PM. Free with zoo admission.

Miller Park Zoo
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Free with zoo admission


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