2016-2017 Winter Bowling Camp

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

  • When: Saturdays, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Where: Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Regisration fee: All member children camp fees will be covered by Autism McLean. Non-member children camp fees are $30. If adults would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $30 for the 10-week season.
  • Contact: Kelly Woith or Erik Heinonen

Please register here: https://autismmclean.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=42.

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!

Where: 
Pheasant Lanes, 804 N. Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: 
All member children camp fees will be covered by Autism McLean. Non-member children camp fees are $30. If adults would like to bowl on a team with their kid(s), they will need to pay $30 for the 10-week season.

Autism Cafe - Activity-Focused Social Gathering for Adults Living with Autism

The Autism Cafe is a monthly activity-focused social gathering for adults living with autism.

Interested attendees are welcome to gather the first Thursday of each month for a themed social hour with other adults on the spectrum in a safe, quiet environment.

Color Communication Badges will be available.

Where: 
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tags: 

Autism McLean Fall Sports

Autism McLean is kicking off fall with a variety of inside games. There's no cost to sign-up and participate. Our friends at SSID will be there to help the kids in all of their activities.

  • When: Tuesday nights from 10/18 - 11/15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Where: Northpoint Elementary School (South Gym), 2602 E College Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704
  • Contact: Erik Heinonen, Sports Director with any questions: [email protected]

No need to register - just show up!

About the program:

Sports are open to any child who wants to be there. As long as they want to play, they are welcome to join us.

Our mission statement is simple: provide our kids the same experience as any other kid who plays a sport. This means, of course, practice, frustration, achievement, daydreaming, running, sharing, communicating, bonding, teamwork, turn taking, following directions and friendship.

Parents can help coach (which really means play and share the experience)

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

Where: 
Northpoint Elementary School (South Gym), 2602 E College Ave, Bloomington, IL 61704
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free

ISU Football Game

Come join us for a fun night at Hancock Stadium, cheering on the ISU Redbirds!

Sign up before the end of this month so that seats can be reserved! To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Erin Kasik at [email protected].

Where: 
ISU Hancock Stadium (drop-off at 5:30 and pick-up at 9:45 at the circle drive of U-High)
Date/Time: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: 
$20 a ticket

Peace, Love, Autism 5K Results are Now Online

The Peace, Love, Autism 5K results are now online and can be viewed here.

SSID Halloween Party

Dress up in your favorite costume and come join us for snacks, music, games, and fun fall activities! All ages welcome. There is no cost for attending, we just want to show the kids how special they are to us! Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to Jami Kunde at [email protected].

Where: 
The activity room (Located in the Bowling and Billiards Center @ Illinois State University)
Date/Time: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
Free

Autism Parent Care Group

Eastview Care Groups are campus-based, supportive small groups that are designed to provide emotional and spiritual growth to individuals who are walking through a variety of life circumstances. The Autism Parent Care Group will be specifically for parents for children on the autism spectrum.

Childcare will be provided. For more information or to register your child(ren), contact Tara Horn at [email protected].

Where: 
Eastview Christen Church, 1500 N. Airport Road, Normal, IL
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Life Animated at the Normal Theater

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.

Now Playing Aug 5, 7, 11, and 14 at the Normal Theater.

Where: 
209 North St., Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: 
$7 General Admission, $5 Students and under 13

Rising Star Open Gym

Rising Star Academy is opening their big gym on Saturday, August 20 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM for kids 5-18.

  • Cookies and punch provided
  • Parent supervision required
  • Must fill out registration form and bring with you

Please RSVP to Katelynn Garman [email protected] by August 15th.

Where: 
Rising Star Academy, 2902 Gill Street, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

2016 Autism McLean's Peace, Love, Autism Run/Walk

It's that time! Register today for the Peace, Love, Autism run/walk. Our event will be at Tipton Park on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

  • The 5K will start at 9:00am
  • The kids fun run will start at 10:30am
  • The 1 mile walk start at 11:00am

We hope to see you out at Tipton! All proceeds benefit our local community and families that are impacted by autism. Please consider joining the event and also helping us fundraise to better serve our community.

You can win!

Trophies will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for both male and female in the following age categories:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50 +

Trophies will also be given to

  • The fastest overall male
  • The fastest overall female
  • The endurance trophy for the male and female who take the longest to finish the race. :)
  • Highest fundraising child (12 and under)
  • Highest fundraising adult
  • Highest fundraising team

Register

Register by September 2, 2016 to guarantee a t-shirt.

Fundraising

Yard signs and more information

If you are interested in a yard sign, please contact Jacquie Mace at [email protected]. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to help out in any way.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Where: 
Tipton Park, 2201 Stone Mountain Blvd, Bloomington, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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