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Family Autism Event

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our Autism Nights provide an opportunity for children and their families to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment with other families!

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

Developmental Goal: Prosocial – Enhance your child’s positive actions that benefit others, prompted by empathy, moral values, and a sense of personal responsibility!

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

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:

Sensitive Story Time (5:30pm): Rainbow Fish > Join us in our Library Exhibit space for a sensitive story time about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share.

Mermaid Dance Party (6:00pm): Move, wiggle, dance, hop and sway to the movements of the waves during our Mermaid Dance Party! Using ribbons, scarves and other flowy materials, we’ll utilize our gross motor skills and practice balance, coordination and rhythm!

Sensitive Soccer Demo (6:30pm & 7:00pm): Coach Jon Jon will help assist children in a fun and friendly soccer demo! Soccer teaches children to recognize team mates and sharing the soccer ball, while educating the complex skill of making eye contact!

Partner in Play: Sensitive Soccer Lesson > Coach Jon Jon from Jon Jons Academy will be here to facilitate sensitive soccer lessons with the children.

Make sure to stop by and visit our Community Partners in Orange Plaza: The Center for Autism and Learning Support Services, Inc. (CLASS), Advanced Behavioral Health, and Lakeshore Learning

Play Partners: Jon Jons Academy, Lakeshore Learning, Center for Autism and Learning Support Services, Inc. (CLASS), Advanced Behavioral Health

Grown-up Tip:  When objects have a clearly defined “space”, you may find that children with autism will be more engaged and interested in participating. Example activities are where children are required to build something (ex. blocks) or place items in a particular manner (ex. puzzles). Make sure that you give plenty of wait time to allow your child to process, plan and respond. This may ensure that you do not miss communicative attempts.

RSVP: Register Here; max: 300 guests

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




June 26
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum


Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.