events

Family Swim Night at Fairview

Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with Fairview Family Aquatic Center for a private, after-hours swim event. Everyone is welcome!

There is no cost for AM members. Non-member swimmers can attend for $5. 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 to swim.

Where: 
Fairview Family Aquatic Center, 801 N. Main Street, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Cost: 
Free for AM members and $5 for non-members
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Toy Story 4 - A Sensory Friendly Showing

Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with AMC Classic Normal 14 to present a sensory-friendly, private showing of "Toy Story 4" on Saturday, June 29.

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 are often free for our members. Learn more about joining Autism McLean as a member.

Please register for the movie here.

We are looking forward to a great turnout!

Where: 
AMC Classic Normal 14, 201 McKnight Street, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Cost: 
The movie is free for AM members and $4 for non-members

Noodles Fundraiser for Autism McLean - Wed, May 29

A Noodles Fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, May 29th from 4-9 PM at the Bloomington location (305 N Veterans Pkwy). For dine in and take out. Please join us for a great meal and a good cause! 10% of sales are donated back to Autism Mclean. Please mention Autism McLean when making your order.

Noodles has been a great supporter of Autism McLean and we truly appreciate their continued support and partnership.

Where: 
Noodles & Company, 305 N Veterans Pkwy #105, Bloomington, IL 61704
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

April is Autism Awareness Month

Everyone knows someone with autism

The most recent statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that 1 in 59 children have autism. That staggering statistic emphasizes how important it is that the central Illinois community becomes aware of the difficulties of living with autism. Autism McLean provides imperative programming to people of all ages living with autism and families whose lives are affected by autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Here are local autism awareness events and fundraisers:

Local events:

Local fundraisers:

About Autism McLean

Autism McLean is an all volunteer based group that strives to educate the central Illinois area about autism and fund programs that better the lives of individuals and families of those with autism. For more information, contact [email protected].

Join us

Please view the benefits of being a member and consider joining us.

Mary Poppins Returns - A Sensory Friendly Showing

Autism McLean (AM) is partnering with Marcus Theaters (formerly Wehrenberg Galaxy 14) to present a sensory friendly showing of "Mary Poppins Returns" on Saturday, December 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.

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, December 22, 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)

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: [email protected]. If you have someone you would like to recognize, please contact Jacquie at: [email protected].

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.

 
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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

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