McHenry County Special Needs Calendar – September 2018

Families with Special Needs don’t need to miss out on local family fun! 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.

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September Events for Children with Special Needs

Weekly Events:

Open Play
Every Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm Street, 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.

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Single Day Events

Kids Club
8 September, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm Street, McHenry
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. Our Kids Club program is recommended for children ages 8 to 12.

Mobile Therapy Centers Open House
12 September, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Mobile Therapy Centers of America, 1870 W. Winchester Road, #203, Libertyville
Meet the highly qualified staff and check out their clinic at this open house! There will be a presentation on their newest service: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy! They will have snacks, beverages, games, and crafts!

22 September, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse, 5404 W. Elm Street, McHenry
Language Music N’ Our Peeps 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. We have a fun new theme each month!

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

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