Move & Groove: A Heartwarming Sensory-Friendly Concert | Merit School of Music | Chicago, IL

February 24 @ 10:30 am 11:00 am America/Chicago

Join us at Merit School of Music for a FREE concert:

  • Hear familiar favorites from Merit’s Wind Symphony
  • Children and adults of all ages and abilities welcome! ✨
  • Experience a sensory friendly style concert where the audience is encouraged to move around, make noise, take breaks, clap along, and more đź‘Ź
  • Celebrate neurodiversity at a performance that is made for everybody to enjoy ✨
  • Awesome opportunity for any child’s FIRST concert 🤗
  • Doors open at 10:15 and the show starts at 10:30
  • Show Duration: 30 minutes
38 Sout Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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312-786-9428
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Sensory Storytime | Wheaton Public Library | Wheaton, IL

February 16 @ 10:00 am 10:30 am America/Chicago

Join us at the Wheaton Public Library for a sensory friendly story and activity!

This program is intended for those with sensory sensitivities but all are welcome!

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Children & Caregivers

This program is intended for children and caregivers to participate together; drop offs are not allowed.

Photo Permission

In the course of daily operations, the library may take photographs within public areas of the library. Written permission is not needed for Library staff to take photographs of groups or crowds including children in the library building or during library sponsored events.

(630) 868-7540

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225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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(630) 668-1374
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Sensory Storytime | Wheaton Public Library | Wheaton, IL

January 19 @ 10:00 am 10:30 am America/Chicago

Join us at the Wheaton Public Library for a sensory friendly story and activity!

This program is intended for those with sensory sensitivities but all are welcome!

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Children & Caregivers

This program is intended for children and caregivers to participate together; drop offs are not allowed.

Photo Permission

In the course of daily operations, the library may take photographs within public areas of the library. Written permission is not needed for Library staff to take photographs of groups or crowds including children in the library building or during library sponsored events.

(630) 868-7540

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225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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(630) 668-1374
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Sensory Friendly Movie | Wheaton Public Library | Wheaton, IL

January 13 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm America/Chicago

Join us at the Wheaton Public Library for a sensory friendly movie screening.

The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members are welcome to move around, talk, and sing. Noise cancelling headphones and fidgets will be available to use.

This program is intended for those with sensory sensitivities but all are welcome!

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Children & Caregivers

This program is intended for children and caregivers to participate together; drop offs are not allowed.

Photo Permission

In the course of daily operations, the library may take photographs within public areas of the library. Written permission is not needed for Library staff to take photographs of groups or crowds including children in the library building or during library sponsored events.

(630) 868-7540

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225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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(630) 668-1374
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Sensory Friendly Movie | Wheaton Public Library | Wheaton, IL

February 17 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm America/Chicago

Join us at the Wheaton Public Library for a sensory friendly movie screening.

The room will be lighter, the volume will be lower, and audience members are welcome to move around, talk, and sing. Noise cancelling headphones and fidgets will be available to use.

This program is intended for those with sensory sensitivities but all are welcome!

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library. 

Children & Caregivers

This program is intended for children and caregivers to participate together; drop offs are not allowed.

Photo Permission

In the course of daily operations, the library may take photographs within public areas of the library. Written permission is not needed for Library staff to take photographs of groups or crowds including children in the library building or during library sponsored events.

(630) 868-7540

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225 N. Cross St.
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
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(630) 668-1374
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Sensory Friendly Indoor Swimming with the Mom Squad at Goldfish! | Chicago, IL

January 21 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm America/Chicago

Goldfish Sensory Swim with the Special Needs MomSquad

Join the Special Needs MomSquad for an unforgettable afternoon at the Goldfish Swim School – Plainfield!

Dive into a world of sensory exploration and fun-filled swimming activities. This in-person event will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2024 starting at 3:00 PM (Central Standard Time).

Goldfish Sensory Swim School has partnered with the Special Needs Mom Squad and their volunteers to create a safe and inclusive environment where swimmers can engage their senses and develop vital skills through swimming.

Our experienced instructors will guide your little ones through a variety of sensory-based activities, incorporating colorful toys, gentle music, and stimulating visuals.

Located at the Goldfish Swim School – Plainfield, this event offers a state-of-the-art facility equipped with heated pools and comfortable amenities. Our friendly staff is committed to ensuring a positive experience for both swimmers and spectators!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to introduce your loved one to the joy of swimming in a sensory-rich environment!

More information about the Goldfish Facility: visit their website

Waivers are required for ALL SWIMMERS

Registration and Tickets are Required – Get Tickets HERE

Event Agenda

2:45 PM – Check In

Bring your towels, swim shoes, goggles, and cameras! Check-in will be available upon entry. All participants (spectators and swimmers) are required to check-in. Due to capacity limits, no additional swim tickets will be available at the door.

3:00PM to 5:00PM – Swimming Time!

Sensory-Friendly Environment: Our pool area will be adapted to reduce sensory overload. We will have lower lighting, reduced noise levels, and a calm atmosphere to ensure a comfortable experience.

Dedicated Support Companions: Each individual with disabilities can bring along one support person who will be there to provide assistance, encouragement, and companionship throughout the event.

Trained Staff: Our staff members are trained to be understanding and accommodating, and they will be available to assist as needed. We will have a variety of adaptive equipment available, such as flotation devices and accessible entry points, to cater to different needs.

Quiet Zones: If you or your companion need a break, designated quiet zones will be available nearby.

Safety First: Lifeguards will be on duty to ensure a safe & enjoyable swim for all participants

Additional event information can be found HERE.

Questions? Email the Special Needs Mom Squad at [email protected]

630-258-7664

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12315 Rhea Drive
Plainfield, IL 60585 United States
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Everyone at Play | Kohl’s Children’s Museum | Chicago, IL

June 30 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm America/Chicago

Everyone at Play

Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability.

The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor, and social skills for children ages birth through 8. 

Click here to read a letter from a guest describing the Museum’s accessibility. The Museum works collaboratively with community organizations to invite families with children with special needs to the Museum to explore the exhibits while closed to the general public.

These FREE events, titled Everyone at Play, usually occur on specified afternoons. This provides opportunities for calm, creative, and collaborative play.

Pre-Register for Everyone at Play HERE.

During the event you and your family members will have access to all exhibits. Museum staff and volunteers will be available for play support and guidance.

· A quiet room for stimulation breaks will also be available.

Click here for a printable flyer about Everyone at Play in 2023-24

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs and would like to receive e-mail notifications and invitations to Everyone at Play events, contact the Kohl’s Everyone at Play program coordinator, Cori Paulsrud.

Free
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026 United States
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(847) 832-6600
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Everyone at Play | Kohl’s Children’s Museum | Chicago, IL

May 19 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm America/Chicago

Everyone at Play

Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability.

The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor, and social skills for children ages birth through 8. 

Click here to read a letter from a guest describing the Museum’s accessibility. The Museum works collaboratively with community organizations to invite families with children with special needs to the Museum to explore the exhibits while closed to the general public.

These FREE events, titled Everyone at Play, usually occur on specified afternoons. This provides opportunities for calm, creative, and collaborative play.

Pre-Register for Everyone at Play HERE.

During the event you and your family members will have access to all exhibits. Museum staff and volunteers will be available for play support and guidance.

· A quiet room for stimulation breaks will also be available.

Click here for a printable flyer about Everyone at Play in 2023-24

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs and would like to receive e-mail notifications and invitations to Everyone at Play events, contact the Kohl’s Everyone at Play program coordinator, Cori Paulsrud.

Free
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026 United States
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(847) 832-6600
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Everyone at Play | Kohl’s Children’s Museum | Chicago, IL

January 21 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm America/Chicago

Everyone at Play

Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability.

The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor, and social skills for children ages birth through 8. 

Click here to read a letter from a guest describing the Museum’s accessibility. The Museum works collaboratively with community organizations to invite families with children with special needs to the Museum to explore the exhibits while closed to the general public.

These FREE events, titled Everyone at Play, usually occur on specified afternoons. This provides opportunities for calm, creative, and collaborative play.

Pre-Register for Everyone at Play HERE.

During the event you and your family members will have access to all exhibits. Museum staff and volunteers will be available for play support and guidance.

· A quiet room for stimulation breaks will also be available.

Click here for a printable flyer about Everyone at Play in 2023-24

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs and would like to receive e-mail notifications and invitations to Everyone at Play events, contact the Kohl’s Everyone at Play program coordinator, Cori Paulsrud.

Free
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026 United States
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(847) 832-6600
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Everyone at Play | Kohl’s Children’s Museum | Chicago, IL

February 25 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm America/Chicago

Everyone at Play

Kohl Children’s Museum was specifically designed to be inclusive of all children and adults regardless of ability.

The Museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres of outdoor explorations are designed for play with a purpose and encourage linguistic, cognitive, motor, and social skills for children ages birth through 8. 

Click here to read a letter from a guest describing the Museum’s accessibility. The Museum works collaboratively with community organizations to invite families with children with special needs to the Museum to explore the exhibits while closed to the general public.

These FREE events, titled Everyone at Play, usually occur on specified afternoons. This provides opportunities for calm, creative, and collaborative play.

Pre-Register for Everyone at Play HERE.

During the event you and your family members will have access to all exhibits. Museum staff and volunteers will be available for play support and guidance.

· A quiet room for stimulation breaks will also be available.

Click here for a printable flyer about Everyone at Play in 2023-24

If you are the parent or caregiver of a child with special needs and would like to receive e-mail notifications and invitations to Everyone at Play events, contact the Kohl’s Everyone at Play program coordinator, Cori Paulsrud.

Free
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026 United States
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(847) 832-6600
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