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Family Autism Night – July

Monday, July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Today at Pretend City, we will be hosting a special event for children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum. This is a fun opportunity for families and children to play and interact in an autism-friendly environment. Pretend City wants to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.

Time: 5:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Developmental Goal: Gross Motor Skills

Specifically, for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public

This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Watch a video tour of our museum here.

This month’s activities will include:

FREE Vision Screenings will be available to our guests on a first come, first serve basis. To sign up, please list your child’s name under a selected time-slot when checking in. Available from 5-7pm only. Provided by Kimberly Anderson, Pediatric Vision Screener with the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.

  • Marine Lab Touch Tank (5:00-7:00pm): This educator-led experience allows guests to touch and observe marine animals in a mobile touch pool. The goal of the CUI Marine Lab Outreach Program is to improve the Ocean Literacy of students, teachers, and the public in Orange County.
  • Play Partner Activity (6:00pm): Sensitive Martial Arts Demo > Therapeutic Martial Arts will be here facilitating a Marital Arts Demo for children on the spectrum.

Make sure to stop by and visit our Community Partners in Orange Plaza: Advanced Behavioral Health will be providing information about their services and how their Behavioral Therapists can help your family. Connect with CSUF’s Center for Autism and see what information that can provide through their services, outreach, and research!

Play Partners: Therapeutic Martial Arts , CUI Marine Lab, Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators, and grown-ups!

Grown-up Tip:  Road trip and vacation season is here! Children on the autism spectrum typically crave structure and predictability. Prepare your child for your summer vacation by sharing books about the places you will be visiting, taking trips to similar areas within your own community, and packing plenty of comforting items.

RSVP: Register LINK TO BE PROVIDED; max: 300 guests

*Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.

Fee: FREE

 

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Date:
Monday, July 29
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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