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 Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, recurring and unique event information may be out of date.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

School to Adult Life Transition (SALT): Navigating Social Security Part II: February 23, 2021
Understanding benefits and associated work incentives. One hour online session.
School to Adult Life Transition (SALT): Navigating Social Security Part II: February 10, 2021
Understanding benefits and associated work incentives. One hour online session.
Let's Talk: Facilitating Social Interaction: February 10, 2021
Learn ways to facilitate social interaction, and build social relationships with your child. One-hour online session will explore skills such as pretend play, imitating/carrying a conversation, non-verbal communication skills, and understanding humor.
School to Adult Life Transition (SALT): Navigating Social Security Part I (Revisited): February 9, 2021
A detailed look at understanding eligibility and the application process. One-hour online session.
Let’s Talk Everyday Speech Activities: February 3, 2021
One-hour presentation of simple speech activities to do at home with your child, using materials around the house to support speech practice as well as a variety of language opportunities in the community.
Let's Talk Toe Walking in Children: January 27, 2021
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. Online.
School to Adult Life Transition (SALT): Understanding Waivers: January 26, 2021
Learn the basics about waivers, the processes, eligibility for waivers, and more. This presentation is designed to help parents or caregivers understand this very important yet confusing service.
SALT Talks: What is the Summer Plan? January 20, 2021
A one-hour online session regarding some available summer programs, including when families can sign up, who is eligible, and other options.
Transition Bootcamp Virtual Conference: January 19-21, 2021
Online conference for family members, caregivers or professionals who want to learn more about supporting a successful transition from school to adult life for youth with developmental disabilities. Features sessions, discussions, and networking. $25 flat fee covers all three days; registration required.