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 Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, recurring and unique event information may be out of date.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. 

Virtual Events 

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari: Daily
Zookeepers highlight one of the zoo’s animals and offer an activity to do from home. 3 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live. Also available on YouTube.

Teen Time Online Hangout: Fridays in May & June
Games and more! Sponsored by Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati. 

Parent/Caregiver Online Support Group: Tuesdays & Thursdays in May
Open to all parents & caregivers of someone any age with autism. New online support group provides an ongoing avenue of resources, support, ideas and encouragement. Sponsored by Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.

Let’s Talk: Autism and Social Security Benefits: May 21, 2020
Includes information about the application and medical decision processes as well as an overview of eligibility factors for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Special Needs Planning & Navigating Social Security Benefits: June 9, 2020
Meeting via Zoom. Covering special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, how the SECURE Act may affect legacy planning, Social  Security work incentives, SSDI/SSI benefits, IEP strategies, student earned income exclusions, achieving self support, medical reviews and vocational 301 provisions. 

Recurring Events

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

Empowering Families Symposium: RESCHEDULED September 25, 2020
Attend workshops & resource fair. Conference includes speakers, agencies and companies specializing in special education supports, behavioral supports, mental health, community activities, disability services, financial planning and more. Xavier University Cintas Center–Schiff Family Conference Center. Read update on rescheduling.