Community Events

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.

Independent Living Skills for Adults: Six-week series on the following Mondays: October 29, November 4, 18 & 25, and December 2 & 9.
This six-week interactive class focuses on housekeeping basics, food management, healthy eating, emergency and safety skills, personal appearance and hygiene and communication skills. Ages 18+; free with RSVP. Presented by Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati and the Center for Independent Living Options.

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
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

School to Adult Life Transition Series, Butler County: November 13, 2019
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.
Melodic Connections Community Music Making: Drum Circles! November 10, 2019
An immersive, inclusive community-based music making experience. All ages and abilities are welcome. Free with RSVP.
Toilet Training for Children with Developmental Disabilities: November 5 & 12, 2019
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 November 5 and November 12 sessions.
Autism and All Special Needs Expo: November 10, 2019
FREE, family-friendly event featuring sensory friendly puppet shows, crafts, activities, vendors and more. Held at the Sharonville Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cobb Theatres Sensory-Friendly Showings: October 26, 2019
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.
School to Adult Life Transition Series, Warren County: October 23, 2019
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.
Managing Anxiety: Helping Kids Cope and Succeed: October 23, 2019
Two-hour course for caregivers on the signs and symptoms of anxiety. Also teaches coping skills and ways to address symptoms through cognitive strategies and positive behavior supports.
Sensory Friendly Halloween Party: October 20, 2019
Puzzle Pieces – A Sensory Sensation hosts a Sensory Friendly Halloween party October 20, 6-8pm.There will be games, crafts, silent auction, and goodie bags for each child. Dress in costume or come as you are. Cost: $5 per family.
Preschool Playtime: October 19, 2019
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.
Clippard Family YMCA Autism Night: October 19, 2019
Enjoy a night of swimming, snacks, and activities at the Clippard Family YMCA. These evenings are for individuals in the autism community and their families. You do not have to be a Y member.
Let’s Talk - A Self-Advocate Conversation: October 17, 2019
The Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati hosts monthly “conversations” led by professionals and parents well versed on selected autism related topics.