AMC Theatres: Sensory Friendly Films All Summer


So happy that AMC Theatres are once again offering sensory friendly films this summer. My family looks forward to this each year. These movies offer a stress free day for families like ours. The program was suggested by a parent of an autisic child and has grown to nationwide status. The theatre leaves the lights up, the volume down and if your child wants to yell out, move around or laugh like crazy its perfectly okay. A list of participating theatres can be found here.

Check out the list below for upcoming shows:

Saturday, June 27, 2015 – INSIDE OUT

Saturday, July 18, 2015 – MINIONS

Saturday, Aug, 2015 – TBD

Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 – HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – THE JUNGLE BOOK

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 – THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 – THE GOOD DINOSAUR

(photo credit: AMC Theatres)

Special Needs Planning Workshop (04/23/13 in Normal, IL)

Planning for your special needs child can be a huge task that can overwhelm the most organized person. Attorney Steve Newbold with Newbold Law is offering another FREE workshop for parents, caregivers and trustees. The workshop is called Seven Step Planning for Special Needs Children. I have attended two of these workshops and have come home with new information each time. I encourage anyone who has a special needs child to attend this workshop because if you don’t make plans early you could miss out on benefits and other valuable information that your child deserves. Below is a copy of the email I received from Mr. Newbold.

Join Us!
Please forward this on to any families who would be interested!

 Steve Newbold
Special Needs Legal Services
(309) 826-1658 

Money SmartWeek 

Seven Step Planning for Special Needs Children

April 23, 2013

6:15-7:15 pm

This workshop will cover special needs trusts and estate planning tips and include a Q&A session. Open to parents,

caregivers and trustees.

Calvary United Methodist Church,

1700 N. Towanda Ave. Rm 111

Normal, IL 61761

 Please RSVP by phone or email!

Just thought I would share…Love this quote!


Love this! Our daughter has her annual IEP tomorrow morning and keeping our fingers crossed for positive results. We have had wonderful experiences in the past, but this year Taylor was moved to a new classroom. Along with the new changes come even bigger ones for the next school year. I will let y’all know how it goes!

FREE Health Screenings at Sam’s Club on April 13, 2013

Sam’s Club Members make sure you stop by your local Sam’s Club on Saturday April 13, 2013 for your FREE Health Screening. The screening will include: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Total Cholesterol, Glucose, Dental Tabs, and Vision. Check out the entire Health Screening Schedule offered at Sam’s here.

*Health Screenings are only offered at Sam’s Clubs with a Pharmacy