Feb

29 2016

Family Autism Event

5:00PM - 7:30PM  

Pretend City Children's Museum 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
949-428-3900 info@pretendcity.org
http://www.pretendcity.org/event/family-autism-event-3/

Contact Pretend City
949.428.3900
info@pretendcity.org
http://www.pretendcity.org/event/family-autism-event-3/

Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our 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. If you would like to visit our museum prior to the event (adult only pre-tours), you are welcome to stop in on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. or 4:00-5:00p.m. Watch a video tour of our museum here.
Play Partners: Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators, and grown-ups.
Grown-up Tip: Visiting health care professionals can be a very stressful experience for a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Preparation and play can help to ease some of this anxiety. Visit your doctor’s office prior to your appointment, take photos (e.g. of staff, the waiting room, etc.), and use toy doctor’s sets to serve as objects of reference. These strategies will help familiarize your child with the environment and equipment used by the health care professional.
RSVP: Register here; max: 300 guests
*Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.