THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE designed to increase autism awareness. April is Autism Awareness Month and this event is helping create awareness with a race medal inspired by Minecraft. At least 15% of every registration will be donated to the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. You can complete the race any time in April 2019! For tickets, click HERE.
Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Thompson Center for Autism is hosting the 2019 Kansas City Autism Parent Conference for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of a child with ASD at the Kauffman Center. For more information, click HERE.
The registration deadline is April 9. To purchase tickets, click HERE.
The Autism Car Show is a family event that benefits The Farmer’s House and the Autism Alliance of Northwest Missouri. The Farmer’s House and the Autism Alliance of Northwest Missouri are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with autism their families and the professionals who serve them. Show will be held at KC Tint Works KC Tint Works at 6609 N. Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, MO 64118. Tickets HERE.
Join the Kansas City Royals and Autism Speaks to help raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders on Autism Awareness Day at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 12, against the Cleveland Indians. The Royals, Major League Baseball, and Autism Speaks have joined forces to create a fun, safe, and family friendly environment. You can find more information about reserved seats, sensory-friendly areas for families, and purchasing tickets HERE.
The Nelson Atkins museum will be holding a low sensory morning on Saturday, March 23. They are inviting participants into the museum an hour before we open to the public in order to provide a quiet and low-stimulating environment where everyone can enjoy hands-on art activities and art in the galleries. Visual resources, hand fidgets, a low sensory break room and other accommodations will be provided. This is an activity for all ages on the autism spectrum or people who have sensory sensitivities. Tickets are free but required. Click HERE for more information.
The 6th annual hilarious standup comedy event to raise money for Camp Encourage is taking place March 8th. What makes An Evening With the 'Rents unique is that the comics are all individuals or parents of children with autism who work alongside local comedians to craft their very raw life experiences into hilariously touching stories that promise to encourage and enlighten you. For more information, click HERE.
Plexpod Westport Commons, Medallion Theatre, 300 E. 39th Street, KCMO 64111
Sensory-Friendly concert of Peter and the Wolf. Presented by the Kansas City Symphony and taking place on March 3rd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108. For more information click HERE.