Thursday, January 14, 2010

***2010 Events List Coming VERY SOON!***

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sensory Friendly Films!

Many Locations. Tickets are $4 - $6! I could even go to this.....

Sensory Friendly Films

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
September 19, 2009

10 a.m. local time

**And a Special Encore Presentation**

September 26, 2009

10 a.m. local time

Autism RibbonAMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Tickets are $4-6 depending on location and can be purchased on the day of the event.

Upcoming Shows

October 17: Where the Wild Things Are

November 21: A Christmas Carol

December 5: Planet 51

See website for locations, but some examples include: Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey (that's me!), New York, Texas........See more


* DuPage Children's Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum - Autism Family Day

Location: DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington St., Naperville IL– 630-637-8000
Autism Family Day is the third Thursday of the month from 5-7 p.m. Families are invited to come play and use
the augmentative communication devices available at the exhibits. A resource table is also available with
community services displayed.


General Admission:
$8.50 per person (ages 1 to 59)
Seniors: $7.50 per person (ages 60 plus)

MEMBERS ADMITTED FREE: Fees range from $70 - $110


Aurora Skate Center

Aurora Skate Center, 34W113 Montgomery Rd., Aurora - 630-898-5830
Aurora Skate Center has drop in skating lessons for children on the autism spectrum every Wednesday from 5
to 6 p.m. You may have to skate with your child depending on the need of his/her assistance. The teacher is a
very experienced skater who teaches at a school for children with autism and other disabilities.

Cost: Unsure; check site or call.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


* Harvest Festival

A fun event for the family & children affected by developmental disabilities. Trick o' Treating, games, activities, & yummy snacks! Dress up in your favorite costume & come play in a safe environment at FairyTale Town. For more information contact Renee @916-698-1691

Oct 31 - Sacramento

3901 Land Park Drive - Renee Lewkowitz link email 916-698-1691

New York

* Splish Splash Aquatic Develop. Play Group

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC- The SplishSplash Aquatic Developental Play Group is designed for children with special needs, through the Oneida County Early Intervention Program. The program offers sensory experiences for children with low muscle tone, decreased strength, endurance & coordination.

Every Friday 9-10a, NO COST
Faxton Hospital, Sunset Ave- Jennifer Rehm link email 315-272-1606

New Jersey

* Autism Beach Bash & Seaside Soiree

5th Annual Beach Bash for families affected by autism on Sunday, September 13 Belmar, all day. Face painting, Surfer's Healing camp, music, food, games...and all free! Event is preceded on Friday by a fund raising dinner/dance on the beach- $150 per person- raises $$ for Beach Bash.

September 13 - Belmar

9AM-4PM 7th & Ocean Ave. - Samantha Griffiths link email 609-392-4900

Friday, June 19, 2009


AotS (Autism on the Seas)

This is a collection of cruises for autistic individuals and their families, including a specialized Disney autism cruise.

Thomas & Friends Live!

On Stage: A Circus Comes to Town

January 31 - July 25


Autism Speaks is partnering with Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes to Town, to bring special performances across the country tailored to children with autism and their families. AEG/ThemeSTAR Live! will donate one dollar to Autism Speaks from each ticket sold for these special performances and will also offer a discount on tickets to our families. Select performances will have a quiet room.

Teen Sibhop
An event for SIBLINGS!

Autism Society of Illinois

July 10th

Fridays 6:30-8:30pm
Beach Party at Montrose Beach
Come have some F2F* time and make new BFF*s!
Registration: Please call the Sibling Support Program at 1.773.296.8127 to register
Cost: $10.00
Ages 12-17