Family Autism Night at Pretend City, once a month and always free!
These days are specifically set aside for Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum or have other developmental disabilities. Pretend City will be closed to the general public during the event and is by RSVP only.
Autism Nights provide an opportunity for children and their families to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment with other families!
Developmental Goal: Prosocial – Enhance your child’s positive actions that benefit others, prompted by empathy, moral values, and a sense of personal responsibility!
Specifically, for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public.
Many community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Watch a video tour of the museum here.
This month’s activities will include: Sensitive Music Circle – Music Therapy (6:15 p.m.): Explore the different types of calming techniques that music therapy can provide!
Grown-up Tip: When objects have a clearly defined “space” into which they belong or have a predictable function, you may find that children with autism will be more engaged and interested in participating. Example activities are those in which children are required to build something (ex. blocks) or place items in a particular manner (ex. puzzles). Make sure that you give plenty of wait time to allow your child to process, plan and respond. This may ensure that you do not miss communicative attempts.
RSVP: Register Link to be provided; max: 300 guests
*Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.
Pretend City understands that children with sensory integration challenges can affect how they feel and interact with the world around them. We have a variety of well chosen play items available and upon request such as weighted toys, texture boards and sensory stimulation toys : Calming Items, Fine Motor Manipulatives, Movement Materials, and Sensory Items.