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May 2020

Sensory Sensitive Sundays

May 3, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until July 5, 2020

Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores two hours before their normal opening time. Our Sensory Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. We realize that the Chuck E. experience can be very stimulating for any child, so our mission is…

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Play for All

May 9, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Held the second Saturday of every month, Play For All (PFA) events invite children and families with disabilities to experience Chicago Children’s Museum’s inclusive, multisensory exhibits and programs. The museum opens 1 hour early, at 9 am, for pre-registered guests. The first 250 visitors to register receive free admission. Groups that register are also free, and we provide transportation. 2019-20 Play For All Events Registration is open now. Click on a date below. Saturday, March 14, 2020 Saturday, April 11,…

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Calm Waters

May 13, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Calm Waters is an exclusive event for guests with disabilities and Veterans to explore Shedd Aquarium’s exhibits and experiences in a comfortable and accepting environment. Modifications for this event will include limited capacity and streamlined entry with advance registration. Family members and companions are welcome.

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Sensory Friendly Sundays

May 17, 8:45 am - 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:45 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 18, 2020

One event on September 13, 2020 at 8:45 am

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States

Schedule and location Select Sundays, May through October 2020 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Children’s Garden Section A: May 17 Section B: June 21 Section C: July 19 Section D: August 16 Section E: September 13 Section F: October 18 Sensory Friendly Sundays offer the opportunity for families with sensory needs, to experience a less crowded Children’s Garden with minimal noise. Participants are welcome to stay once the Children’s Garden opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. Note: Limit 75. Recommended…

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Autism Speaks Walk

May 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr,
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Our strength as a community is powered by love and built on the commitment of individuals like you. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism.

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June 2020

LaGrange Rocks 5K Walk/Run

June 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LTHS North Campus Track Field, Intersection of Cossitt Ave & Edgewood Ave
La, 60525
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Friday, June 5th 2020 Family Fun Event - 5:45 pm One Lap Event, ribbons awarded 6:00 pm Wheelchair/Special Needs Race in Partnership with LADSE, medal awarded 6:15 pm Kids 1 mile race, 11 and under, ribbon and gift card to 1st boy and girl and then medals to top 3 boys and top 3 girls in age group 7 and under, 8&9 and 10&11 7:00 pm 5K Walk Run, kids bands line the route and play for runners/walker - prize…

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