Autism Awareness Month Events
Events for Kids with Autism
April is Autism Awareness Month and we are celebrating and educating through participation in sensory-friendly and supportive activities for children and families touched by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). From awareness walks to bunny meet-and-greets, here is a peek at the Hopebridge community events in your backyard during the month of April.
1st Annual Autism Awareness Event
4/6/19 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
All Along The Spectrum is hosting a launch event for its nonprofit organization and invites the community to join in games, refreshments, a silent auction, raffle, informational booths, photography, a live DJ and special guests. The organization was started by a mother of two boys on the spectrum as a space for parents in similar situations to connect and support each other. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Gas City Museum, 210 W North A St., Gas City, IN 46933
Sensory-Friendly Easter Bunny
4/7/19 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
The Northeast Indiana Autism Connection and Glenbrook Square are partnering on a sensory-friendly Easter Bunny experience. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures by families with their own cameras. The event is open to those affected by disability regardless of diagnosis or age. To RSVP, visit the ASI website for more information.
Glenbrook Square Mall, 4201 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Autism Friendly Exploration at the Cincinnati Art Museum
4/27/19 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
This free program is designed for families with children who have autism to explore the Cincinnati Art Museum before it opens for public hours. Each month, the group explores different galleries through multi-sensory learning centers led by specially trained docents. Families are also encouraged to stop by the Rosenthal Education Center to participate in an all-ability art-making activity. For more information, visit the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati website.
Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Autism Speaks Walk in Cincinnati
5/18/19 | 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
This event may not fall during Autism Awareness Month, but we’re getting a head start on May! In honor of individuals touched by autism, join Autism Speaks in walking and fundraising together during National Autism Awareness Month. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. and the walk at 10:15 a.m. In addition to the walk and day’s activities, the event includes access to a quiet space that can be used as a safe outlet if a loved one with autism becomes overwhelmed. Teams with a minimum of $20 in donations will also be giving access to Coney Island rides. To join the Hopebridge team, please sign up through our team page.
Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230
4/7/19 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Children within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with the Easter Bunny during dedicated hours in a calming environment. In partnership with Autism Speaks, the event will be held at the Bunny’s garden home in the Dillard’s Court at Fayette Mall. To reserve a complimentary ticket, visit the event page.
Fayette Mall, 3401 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, Kentucky 40503
Social Night for Kids with Autism at Hopebridge Suwanee
4/10/19 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Join Hopebridge as the autism therapy center celebrates its expansion into the Suwanee community. Guests can expect snacks and drinks, as well as sensory-friendly activities for kids on and off the spectrum. To RSVP, please visit our Facebook event page.
Hopebridge Suwanee Center, 4000 Smithtown Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Social Night for Kids with Autism at Hopebridge Roswell
4/24/19 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Join Hopebridge as the autism therapy center celebrates its expansion into the Roswell community. Guests can expect snacks and drinks, as well as sensory-friendly activities for kids on and off the spectrum. To RSVP, please visit our Facebook event page.
Hopebridge Roswell Center, 1455 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 195, GA 30076
Autism Speaks Walk in Atlanta
4/24/19 | 8 a.m.-noon
In honor of individuals touched by autism, join Autism Speaks in walking and fundraising together during National Autism Awareness Month. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the walk and day’s activities, the event includes access to a quiet space that can be used as a safe outlet if a loved one with autism becomes overwhelmed. To join the Hopebridge team, please sign up through our team page.
Atlantic Station – Pinnacle Lot, 1371 Market Street, Atlanta, GA 30363