"Sometimes life happens without us having time to notice. So, I'm sharing
the time sensitive issues I'm aware of"
In June - Special
Kids Day - Carnival
In 2008, Special Kids Day added a new event to its calendar: Carnival
Through a partnership with Elmhurst Jaycees, the Elmhurst Chamber of
Commerce & Industry and the City of Elmhurst, Special Kids Day is able
to provide two hours of carnival rides at Elmfest exclusive to special
needs children and their families free of charge.
By eliminating the crowds and long waits for rides, these children can
enjoy the fun of carnival rides along with refreshments, face painting and
games without the stresses an outdoor festival can create.
In September - Annual 2008 Barn Sale
Love garage sales? Do you want to attend the largest
rummage sale we've EVER seen?
Where: The Kane County Fair Grounds
When: In September
More Info: www.stpetersbarnsale.com
This year it's in a new location so things may have changed a bit, but
historically they have multiple tents packed with furniture, clothing,
accessories, electronics, computers, crafts, books, music, toys, bikes,
We go early on Saturday for the good stuff and then go Sunday
afternoon for the bargains by the bag (fill a bag for $x.xx) Tip: To control
spending we bring a list, only the amount of cash we can
afford to spend, beverages and snacks.
In December - Special
Kids Day - Holiday Event
Started in 1990, Special Kids Day began as a holiday event for
children with special needs and their families to visit Santa Claus
without obstacles. www.specialkidsday.org/index.htm
and the Psychology Department at the University of Tennessee at
Martin are conducting a second survey on the causes of Autism
Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This survey is for mothers of children
with ASD as well as mothers of normally developing children who are
ten years of age or younger. Mothers who participate in the survey
will receive a free ABA program to teach their child to follow
directions as well as free ABA mini programs for common problems
like sharing. To take the survey please go to www.aba4autism.com.
Thanks Dr.Gary Brown Professor and Chair Psychologist/HSP
has a group for support and educational awareness the first
Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This group is
for parents and professionals of children within the spectrum. Call 630/620-4500
for more info.
Easter Seals DuPage offers a parent support group for parents of
children within the spectrum the second Tuesday of each month
at 7:00...call Sharon Pike at 630/620-4433 for more info.