Children with special needs don’t need to miss out on regular fun and open play. 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.
March Special Needs Calendar
Weekly Events for Children with Special Needs:
Links provided are to the first event of the month. See the full calendar to find specific dates.
Every Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm St., McHenry
Families and their friends are invited to the playhouse for playtime. Open play helps promote positive beginnings for new families with a child with Down syndrome, creates awareness opportunities for peers and friends, and provides support and networking for families. Come ready for fun and a crazy good time! Open to families with children of all ages and their friends.
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,
Single Day Events for Children with Special Needs
AMC Sensory Friendly Films
23 March 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AMC Theatres in Northbrook Court and South Barrington
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the theaters turn the lights up and turn the sound down, so you can get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
Mom’s Night Out at GiGi’s Playhouse
21 March 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 2511 Waukegan Rd., Bannockburn
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day then by celebrating the back bone of m any of GiGi’s families. Jun the playhouse for a Mom’s Night Out at the Playhouse. This is a chance to see the new playhouse and spend time meeting new friends and catching up with old. There will be wine, beer and appetizers. Can’t get the night away? Don’t worry! There will be volunteers at the playhouse to help watch the children while moms sit back and relax.
Do you know of a program or event we missed? Share it in the comments so we can add it!