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Starplex Cinemas Presents Sensory Friendly Screenings

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for anyone who might be overstimulated attending a typical movie experience. Starplex turns the lights up and the sound down so the movie is more enjoyable for those that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Moviegoers are free to walk around and vocalize during the movie.

Special screenings will happen the 2nd Saturday of each month.

One free child admission with $6 adult ticket purchase. Seating is limited - first come, first serve.

Please check out the Starplex site for more information.

Where: 
Starplex Cinemas, 201 McKnight St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am
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Girl Talk - A Workshop for Girls with Special Needs and their Moms

Advocate BroMenn will be offering “Girl Talk” for Girls with special needs and their Moms (or caregivers) on Wednesday, April 29, 5:30-7:30pm. This event is for girls 10-15 years old and their mom or caregiver. Cost is $20 per daughter / mom or caregiver pair.  

The event includes:

  • Dinner
  • Safe socializing
  • My changing body
  • Special project
  • Mom’s Chat with Physician

Financial assistance is available. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

To register, please call Health Advisor at 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) or http://www.advocatehealth.com/bromenn, click on “Find a Class” with Event Code: 6W36

Where: 
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, 1304 Franklin Avenue, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$20 per daughter/ mom or caregiver pair

Starplex Cinemas Presents Sensory Friendly Screenings

The Starplex hosts a sensory friendly movie monthly for anyone who might be overstimulated attending a typical movie experience. Starplex turns the lights up and the sound down so the movie is more enjoyable for those that can not handle or do not enjoy all that stimulation. Moviegoers are free to walk around and vocalize during the movie.

Special screenings will happen the 2nd Saturday of each month.

One free child admission with $6 adult ticket purchase. Seating is limited - first come, first serve.

Please check out the Starplex site for more information.

Where: 
Starplex Cinemas, 201 McKnight St, Normal, IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:00am
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Noodles Night - All Day Long

Autism Awareness Noodles Night will be Monday, April 6th (all day long!) at both locations. 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. Come eat with us!

Where: 
Noodles & Company, 305 N Veterans Pkwy #105, Bloomington, IL 61704
Noodles & Company, 609 South Main Street, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 9:00pm

Shake and Egg! Music for All

Sensory Concert through the School of Music

This is a interactive, inclusive, sensory-friendly concert for all ages. All attendees will receive a shaker egg that they can keep. All abilities and disabilities will be welcome. An interpreter for people with hearing loss will interpret the concert.

For additional information contact Kim McCord: 309-438-3365.

Where: 
ISU Center for the Performing Arts, 351 S. School Street, Normal IL 61761
Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: 
Free
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2016 Basketball Camp

Want to shoot some hoops?
 
Autism Mclean is ready for another season of our annual basketball camp! This is a great way for our kids to learn some of the fundamentals of basketball, social skills, and teamwork, all while making friends.

Autism McLean basketball:

  • When: Every Thurday from 3/31/2016 - 5/5/2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • When: Northpoint Elementary, 2602 E. College, Bloomington, IL, 61704
  • Registration fee: $5
  • T-shirts, if needed, will be provided for free.
  • Contact: AM Sports Director

Please register here: http://autismmclean.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=35.

About the program:

This camp is open to any kid 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, uniforms, 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, 2602 E. College, Bloomington, IL, 61704
Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
$5

BNYP Garage Sale Fundraiser for Autism Camp

The Bloomington-Normal Young Professional Kiwanis Club (BNYP), will be hosting their 6th annual Garage Sale Fundraiser for Autism Camp on Saturday, April 11th, 2015.

All proceeds from the garage sale will be given to Autism McLean for Autism Camp.

Here are the details:

  • The garage sale will be on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ the Crossroads Center, 310 Wylie Drive, Suite 468, Normal, IL (near Farm & Fleet and next to Wehrenberg Theaters)
  • The garage sale itself will be a “name your own price” garage sale – no listed prices. The goal is to sell each and every item.
  • All unsold donated items will be given to the Mission Mart, Home Sweet Home, ReStore, etc.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Donate items for the garage sale. If you’re interested in donating in advance of the garage sale please contact Craig Luchtefeld, at [email protected] or 309-319-6006.
  • We will have early drop-off on the following dates/times at the garage sale location:
    • Monday, April 6th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Wednesday, April 8th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Friday, April 10th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • We’ll have volunteers to help unload and sort your items.
  • If you have items you’d like to donate but cannot make one of the early drop-off dates, please contact Craig Luchtefeld at [email protected] or 309-319-6006 and we’ll work out a time to retrieve your items.
  • If you’d like to volunteer to help unload or sort items at any one of the early drop-off times, the help would be very much appreciated! You can register to volunteer here: http://doodle.com/r9v5qr3yrpscdx4i.
  • If you’d like to make a monetary donation in lieu of donating garage sale items, we’d welcome the donation!

So, please, help us get the word out for this fundraising event and do some garage sale-ing!

Where: 
310 Wylie Drive, Suite 468, Normal, IL
Date/Time: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00am to 2:00pm

SSID Valentine's Teen Party

SSID is having a Valentine's Teen Party: Sunday, Febraury 15th, 3-6 PM at The Autism Place.

There will be pizza, games and crafts! We hope to see you there!

Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities is a Registered Student Organization at Illinois State University.

Email SSID at [email protected] or find them on Facebook: Students Supporting Individuals with Disabilities.

Where: 
The Autism Place, 706 Oglesby, Normal, IL, 61761
Date/Time: 
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Behavioral Health Issues Conference

Audience: Healthcare providers and community caregivers (teachers, healthcare professionals, family members, social workers, etc.)

Conference Objectives

  • Identify local and state-wide resources for both professional and family caregivers (i.e. Autism Speaks 100 day tool kit).
  • Define behavioral health issues as related to underlying conditions such as autism and psychosocial disorders.
  • Discover new approaches to setting goals and limitations while caring for behaviorally challenged patients/family members using the Love and Logic Model.
  • Express concerns regarding management of co-existing relationships with siblings and other family members while caring for a patient with behavioral health issues.
  • Examine legal and ethical principles as well as documentation with regard to advanced care directives for the patient/family member with a behavioral health disorder.
  • Discuss strategies to advocate for patients/family members with behavioral health disorders or developmental delays.

 

8:00-8:15AM Welcome and Introductions
8:15-9:45AM A.M. Session Keynote Speaker
9:45-10:00AM Break
10:00-11:30AM Keynote Speaker
11:30-11:45AM Door Prizes
11:45AM-12:00PM Transition to Lunch and Learn
12:00-12:50PM Lunch and Learn Sessions
12:50-1:00PM Transition to Afternoon Session
1:00-2:30PM Afternoon Session Keynote Speakers "Love and Logic Model"
2:30-2:45PM Break
2:45-3:45PM "Love and Logic Model"
3:45-4:00PM Evaluations and Door Prizes

 

Questions? Please contact Lori Wagner at (309) 672-5548 or [email protected].

Sponsored by Methodist College, UnityPoint Health- Methodist, and the  UnityPoint Health-Methodist|Proctor Foundation

Where: 
Methodist College, 415 Northeast Saint Mark Court, Peoria, IL 61603
Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: 
$35 (fee waived for UnityPoint Health employees). Payment can be made via check (made out to Methodist College). Please send payments to: Lori Wagner, 415 St. Mark Ct. Peoria, IL 61603

Winter Swim Event at YMCA

It's cold outside, so you know what that means...get out your swimsuit and goggles. What?

That's right - meet us at the YMCA pool on Saturday, February 7th, from 6:00-8:00. Bring your swimsuit and towel.

Where: 
Bloomington-Normal YMCA, 602 S. Main Street, Bloomington, IL, 61701
Date/Time: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 
Free
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