We’ve rounded up this month’s events for families and children with special needs. Unless otherwise stated, all events require preregistration. See the event listings for more information and to register.
June Events for Children with Special Needs
Friday Night Dance Party
Every Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Denise Sabala Dance Studios, 560 W. Main St., Lake Zurich
This 45-minute class is catered to special needs students. Explore your body’s space around you through rhythm, music, socialization, and dancing.
Single Day Events
Special Night for Special Needs
6 June, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Jump America, 880 Lakeside Drive, Gurnee
Special Needs Night is held on the first Wednesday of every month; enjoy jumping with low noise and little distraction!
Six Flags Great America Autism Awareness Day
9 June, 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Six Flags Great America, Gurnee
Tickets are $55; includes admission to both Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor! Your ticket also includes a special all-you-can-eat private picnic buffet, Quiet Areas throughout park; FREE Thrill Pass which will allow unlimited return visits to the theme park through September 3rd. Admission only tickets can be purchased for $40, and season pass holders can purchase the picnic only ticket for $19.34. Enter Promo Code: AUTISM18
Down Syndrome Developmental Council (DDC) Monthly Playgroup
19 June, call for time
15 Commerce Drive, Suite 116, Grayslake
All family members are invited for an interactive group play therapy session. The session is led by a developmental therapist and hosted by various DDC parents, and includes dinner. A Spanish language interpreter is available with advance notice. FREE of charge. RSVP to Kris Murray at (847) 630-4991; Spanish speaking families should contact Maria at (847) 219-9200.
Everyone at Play
24 June, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Kohl Children’s Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
This special morning event offers FREE admission for families with children with special needs to explore the museum exhibits in a controlled, quieter environment. Registration required, visit www.kcmgc.org/eap. Everyone at Play is underwritten in part by RBC Wealth Management, the Edmond and Alice Opler Foundation, and the Women’s Board of Kohl Children’s Museum.
Do you know of a program or event we missed? Share it in the comments so we can add it!