January McHenry County Special Needs Calendar

Special Fun for Special Needs

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Families that have a child with special needs don’t need to miss out on regular fun and open play. The McHenry County Special Needs Calendar rounds up this month’s events for families and children with special needs all in one place. Unless otherwise stated, all events require preregistration. See the event listings for more information and to register.

mchenry county special needs calendar

January McHenry County Special Needs Calendar

Weekly Events for Children with Special Needs:

Open Play
Every Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm Street, McHenry | (815) 385-7529
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.

Special Events for Children with Special Needs:

Teen Tastic
3 January 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm St., Suite A., McHenry | (815) 385-7529
Focuses on building social skills with friends without Down syndrome by participating in team-based activities in a casual and fun setting.  Skill development includes understanding compromise, turn-taking and problem-solving abilities. Recommended for ages 13 -17 years old. 

AMC Sensory Friendly Films
11 & 25 January 10:100 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AMC Theatres in Lake in the Hills and South Barrington
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing!

Kids Club
11 January 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm St., Suite A., McHenry | (815) 385-7529
This program is designed to support the development of social skills and language through peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting! Kids Club supports gross motor skills through active games, fine motor, and self- help skills through meal/snack preparation and activities. The Kids Club program is recommended for 8—12-year-olds

LMNOP
25 January 6:00 – 8:00 p.m
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm St., Suite A., McHenry | (815) 385-7529
 LMNOP is an interactive and engaging program designed to guide parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language-based activities.  LMNOP is recommended for ages Newborn-36 months.

Do you know of a program or event we missed? Share it in the comments so we can add it!

Download a printable calendar of this month’s events. Click on the image to download and save a copy to print off or share with other families:

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Download the January Special Needs Calendar


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Families of children with special needs don\'t need to miss out on everyday fun! The McHenry County Special Needs Calendar gathers it all in one place.

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