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Family Autism Night
December 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 22 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to enjoy The City in a sensory-friendly environment, along with other families. Our community partners, who specialize in supporting the neurodiverse community, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.
Specifically, for: Families with children of all ages from the neurodiverse community and with other disabilities. Pretend City will be closed to the public.
- In the book Green is for Christmas by Drew Daywalt, Green Crayon thinks he is the only color to represent Christmas, but all the crayons come together to bring a different color to create the holiday spirit!
Music & Movement: Jingle Bell Rock and Dreidel Song
Purpose of the Play: Gross motor skills, self-expression, social skills
Santa Meet and Greet (5 – 7 PM)
Sandy Feet, A non-profit organization where the siblings of children with special needs, disabilities and chronic illness receive recognition and support through beach-based programs will be joining us!
Fee: FREE to behavioral therapists and neurodiverse children or with other disabilities and their immediate families
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a reoccurring predicament that we need your help with! Consistently, 200 guests register, but don’t attend. To mitigate this, we’ve decided to open registration closer to the event’s date so parents can better gauge their ability to attend. We know that a child’s temperament, nap schedule, energy level, will and desire to play can be unpredictable – we don’t want to discourage you from signing up for that reason! We simply want to spread awareness: When you sign up knowing that you likely won’t come, you are taking the spot another neurodiverse family might use! Thank you for your consideration and kindness!
RSVP: Link to be provided max: 250 guests* Only families that pre-registered will be allowed to enter the museum. Please have your ID ready to show at the front desk to confirm your registration. Thank you!