Check this page often for community events and fun that may interest you and your student.
Please check Recurring Events links for updated information before you go. Scroll down for Unique & Timely Events.
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!
Jump Adrenaline Sensory Sunday: First Sunday of the Month
Adrenaline Entertainment Center trampoline park on Fields Ertel Road hosts Sensory Sundays the first Sunday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon.
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.
Get Air Trampoline Park Dedicated Jump: Every Saturday
Get Air Trampoline Park in West Chester hosts a dedicated jump time for jumpers with special needs every Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m. Music is played at a lower volume and the park’s atmosphere is calmer. One parent or guardian can support jumpers on the trampoline for free.
Lazer Kraze Special Needs Night: First Thursday of the Month
Lazer Kraze in Mason, Ohio, and Erlanger, Ky., host a Special Needs Night the first Thursday of every month. Players with special needs may bring a guest for FREE with the purchase of their own paid admission.
Cincinnati Art Museum Autism Sensory Saturday: Fourth Saturday of the Month, September through 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.
Norwood Library Special Needs Family Night: Last Friday of the Month
Special after-hours program for families with special needs, providing an opportunity for a low-stress visit to the library to explore the collection, activities and educational resources.
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
Two-day course coaches caregivers through toilet training their child with developmental disabilities. $25 fee covers both classes and a training manual. Individual and/or intensive follow-up services available, if needed, after course is completed. Registrants must attend both sessions.
School to Adult Life Transition Series (SALT) is a FREE monthly series developed to help students with special needs transition from school to adult life. Parents attend an information session while students (ages 13+) participate in fun interactive activities. February's topic: Relationships, Friendships & Dating (SALT) and The Dating Game (SALT-TEENS).
Animatic Con is coming to Cincinnati March 20-22 at Holiday Inn Eastgate. It is an animation and cosplay convention that welcomes fans with disabilities and accommodates their needs. The event also raises funds for Families with ASD.
Do you have a talent or hobby you'd like to share? This is the show for you! Spots are limited; sign up online. Expo features organizations that offer enriching services and opportunities.
Hosted by the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati, Let’s talk are monthly education sessions on autism related topics led by professionals and parents well versed on each topic. Attendance is free and open to the public but you need to register to attend.
A monthly playtime program for preschool children on the spectrum. A variety of fun activities encourage children to play, socialize and build important skills in a structured environment. Parents stay on-site during the program, connecting with other parents for support and community building.
Cobb Theatres at Liberty Center offers sensory friendly showings throughout the year. The auditorium will have lower sound levels and brighter lights for more comfort. Audiences are encouraged to interact with the movie without worrying about disturbing others. February's movie: Sonic the Hedgehog.
Check the link for details and flyer.
School to Adult Life Transition Series (SALT) is a FREE monthly series developed to help students with special needs transition from school to adult life. Parents attend an information session while students (ages 13+) participate in fun interactive activities. February's topics: Developing a Strong IEP & Knowing My Available Educational Supports (SALT) and Getting to Know My Support Team (PEPA).
A playtime program for school age children on the spectrum, encouraging them to play, socialize and build important skills in a structured environment. Parents stay on-site during the program, connecting with other parents for support and community building.