Community Events

Please note! Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, recurring and unique event information may be out of date. Confirm details with event organizers.


Check this page often for community events and fun that may interest you and your student. 

Recurring Events

Please check Recurring Events links for updated information before you go. Scroll down for Unique & Timely Events

Parent/Caregiver Support Group: Tuesdays, online
Open to all parents and caregivers of someone any age with autism, new online support group provides an ongoing avenue of resources, support, ideas, and encouragement where it’s needed most, at home. Presented by Autism Society Greater Cincinnati. Online via Zoom or by phone.

Autism Support Group for Black and Brown Families: Wednesdays, online
New support group via Zoom co-hosted by Autism and WE and Autism Society Greater Cincinnati, 7:30 – 9 p.m. View flyer.

AMC Sensory Friendly Films: Second & Fourth Saturdays of the Month
AMC offers sensory-friendly showings of family films the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Theaters turn the lights up and the sound down, encouraging audience members to dance, walk, shout or sing!

iFLY Cincinnati All-Abilities Night: First Sunday of the Month
Specially trained flight instructors will help people with cognitive or physical disabilities spread their wings and fly!

Showcase Cinemas Sensory Sensitive Screenings: First Saturday of the Month
Showcase Cinemas Springdale offers Sensory Sensitive Screenings the first Saturday of the month. Guests may dance, cheer, clap, sing or otherwise engage with the movie.

Cincinnati Art Museum Autism Sensory Saturday: Fourth Saturday of the Month, Sept-May except November and December
Cincinnati Art Museum hosts Sensory Saturday the fourth Saturday of the month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Explore different galleries with the help of specially trained docents and multi-sensory learning centers. Then stop by the Rosenthal Education Center (REC) to participate in an all-ability art making activity.

Autism and We: Fourth Saturday of the Month
Meeting the fourth Saturday of every month, Autism and We is a collaborative of African-American parents, clinicians, caregivers and educators with a common goal to support, educate and advocate for a unique segment of the population that is often underrepresented.

 

Unique & Timely Events

Milestones National Autism Conference: June 16-17, 2021
The nation’s leading autism event featuring world-class experts and 90+ sessions for professionals, family members and self-advocates. Select live sessions. Select sessions in Spanish. Networking opportunities. Expo and giveaways. Art exhibit featuring work of artists with ASD. Gain practical strategies to use at work, school, home and in your communities. Virtual. Registration required. Scholarships available.
Brain and Body Fitness: Begins July 10, 2021
Four sessions. Interactive brain and body integration approach for elementary and middle school age kids. Participants grouped by age and ability for individualized attention. Registration required.
Printing Skills: Begins June 7, 2021
Limited to 4-6 participants. Eight sessions. Fun, hands-on activities using a multi-sensory approach to build handwriting skills. Led by an occupational therapist for individualized attention. Registration required.
Kindergarten Handwriting Group: Begins June 7, 2021
Limited to 4-6 participants. Eight sessions. Fun, hands on activities using a multi-sensory approach to build handwriting skills. Led by an occupational therapist for individualized attention. Registration required.
The Incredible Social Squad (a.m. session): Begins June 4, 2021
Limited to 4-6 participants. Four sessions designed to help kids ages 6-11 navigate social situations in a safe and fun environment, while providing opportunities to learn and practice social-emotional skills with peers. Led by an occupational and speech therapist for individualized attention. Registration required.
Circle of Friends: Begins June 4, 2021
Limited to 4-6 participants. Four sessions. Small-group, play-based program to develop language skills and social competence for children ages 3-5 for success in preschool and kindergarten. Led by speech and occupational therapists for individualized attention. Registration required.
Charting the LifeCourse: June 3 & 4, 2021
2  days of conference all about the use of Charting the LifeCourse in Ohio. Features keynote addresses, family panel, Project Stir, diversity, inspiring stories and more. Online via Zoom. Registration required.
Possibilities for Diverse Abilities: Support to Promote Belonging: May 20, 2021
Early Childhood Lessons for Life, the second of a FREE 4-part virtual series that highlights community supports, agencies and organizations that inspire participants to consider how to live a connected, well-rounded life.