events

2018 Annual Holiday Party

The Autism McLean Holiday Party and Awards will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, December 2nd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome! We will provide pizza and beverages - please bring a side dish or dessert to share (we encourage your child's favorite, whatever that may be).

We will have volunteers to help with the kids, Santa Clause, treat bags, and tons of fun. Our annual board meeting and recognition will take place promptly at 5:45 to 6:15. If you are interested in serving on our board, please contact Nikki Michalak at: nakempe@ilstu.edu. If you have someone you would like to recognize, please contact Jacquie at: j.mace@autismmclean.org.

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Soccer camp

Want to play some soccer?

Autism McLean is ready for another season of our soccer camp! This is a great way for participants to learn the fundamentals of soccer, social skills, and teamwork, all while making friends.

  • When: Every Tuesday from 9/4/2018 - 10/9/2018, 5:30p - 6:30p
  • Where: Community Soccer Fields, 3803 Ireland Grove Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Cost: $25 per child (t-shirt included)
  • Contact: Emmanuel Calmes

Please register here.

About the program:

This camp is 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: 
Community Soccer Fields, 3803 Ireland Grove Road Bloomington IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
$25 per child (includes t-shirt)

Soccer camp

Want to play some soccer?

Autism McLean is ready for another season of our soccer camp! This is a great way for participants to learn the fundamentals of soccer, social skills, and teamwork, all while making friends.

  • When: Every Tuesday from 9/4/2018 - 10/9/2018, 5:30p - 6:30p
  • Where: Community Soccer Fields, 3803 Ireland Grove Road, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Cost: $25 per child (t-shirt included)
  • Contact: Emmanuel Calmes

Please register here.

About the program:

This camp is 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!

Incredibles 2 - A Sensory Friendly Showing

Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with Marcus Theaters (formerly Wehrenberg Galaxy 14) to present a sensory friendly showing of "Incredibles 2" on June 23.

The lights are turne up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk.

The movie starts at 10:30 AM, but doors open at 10:00 AM. Please be early if you are going to order concessions.

All families who have a child with special needs welcome.

There is no cost for AM members. Non-member adults are $7 for and $6 for children (ages 2-11). If you are not an AM 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 Autism McLean as a member.

Please register here for the movie.

We are looking forward to a great turnout!

Where: 
Marcus Theaters (formerly Wehrenberg Galaxy 14), 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: 
The movie is free for AM members and $7 for non-member adults and $6 for children. (2-11)

2017 Annual Holiday Party

The Autism McLean Holiday Party and Awards will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Saturday, December 2nd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Everyone is welcome! We will provide pizza and beverages - please bring a side dish or dessert to share (we encourage your child's favorite, whatever that may be).

This year we will focus more on the recognizing individuals in the community with our awards and less on business so we all have more time to visit.

We will have volunteers from ISU to help supervise the kiddo’s in the museum. We will also be visited by Santa and have treat bags for the kids.

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Ferdinand - A Sensory Friendly Showing

Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 to present a sensory friendly showing of "Ferdinand" on December 30th.

The lights are turne up and sound is turned down. It’s OK if people need to get up and move around or talk.

The movie starts at 10:30 AM, but doors open at 10:00 AM. Please be early if you are going to order concessions.

All families who have a child with special needs welcome.

There is no cost for AM members. Non-member adults are $7 for and $6 for children (ages 2-11). If you are not an AM 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 Autism McLean as a member.

Please register here for the movie.

We are looking forward to a great turnout!

Where: 
Wehrenberg Galaxy 14, 1111 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: 
The movie is free for AM members and $7 for non-member adults and $6 for children. (2-11)

SSID's Valentine's Day Dance

SSID is having their annual Valentine's Day Dance for Autism McLean on Saturday,  Feb 11 from 12:30 - 2:30 PM at ISU's Bowling and Billiards Center. There will be snacks, games, and fun Valentine's Day related activities for the kids.

Please RSVP to Jacquie Mace.

Where: 
Activity Room in the Bowling and Billiards Center at ISU
Date/Time: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Cost: 
Free

Annual Holiday Party

The Autism McLean Holiday Party and Annual Meeting will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum on Sunday, November 20th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Bring the whole family! Pizza and beverages will be provided - please bring a side dish or dessert to share (we encourage your child's favorite, whatever that may be).

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 November 13th at mace.jacquie@comcast.net.

Where: 
Children's Discovery Museum, 101 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free

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: erheinonen@gmail.com

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 ssidisu@gmail.com.

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

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