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Family Autism Event

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

family autism night

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.

Specifically, for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum;

Pretend City will be closed to the general public

Watch a video tour of our museum here.

  • Smart Art: Cotton Ball Painting > Tonight we will use clothespins and cotton balls to work on our fine motor skills and create some colorful artwork to take home.
  • Sensitive Story Time (6:15pm): Join us in Orange Plaza for a Sensitive Storytime of Understanding Sam by Clarabelle Van Niekerk & Liezl Venter, MA CCC-SLP. This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of Sam, an undiagnosed child. There is something about Sam that causes him to behave a little differently than other children do, making him an easy target for bullying at school. Sam is diagnosed with a form of Autism called Asperger Syndrome. Once he is diagnosed, life becomes a little easier for Sam and his Family.

Grown-up Tip:  It is not uncommon for some children on the Autism spectrum to wander off. Providing local first responders with key information before an incident occurs may improve response time. Informational handouts should include all pertinent information and may be copied and carried with caregivers at all times. Circulate the handout to family, trusted neighbors, friends and co-workers, as well as first responders.

RSVP:    Register here; max: 300 guests
Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.

Fee:    Free – Reservation Required


Monday, January 29
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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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.