Autism Services, Inc. is pleased to provide this resource page listing events in the
community targeted toward families and people with autism.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is for general information purposes only. The information is provided to us by third parties and we endeavor to keep the information as up to date as possible; however, we are not responsible for any errors, omissions or cancellations of events. The inclusion of these events on our website does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of the program or service.
The Roycroft Film Society Presents: Autism in America
The Roycroft Film Society will be screening the 2015 documentary Autism in America on October 8th, 2017 at 4pm. This powerful and emotional movie chronicles families living with autism. From moderate cases to extreme, the film explores what it’s like living with this developmental disability. Panel discussion follows. Click here for flyer and admission prices.
Parent Support Group
This group is meant to provide parents of children on the autism spectrum with an opportunity to support one another and to share concerns as well as resources. A facilitator will be present at each group. It is held monthly at the Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center in Hamburg. Click here for dates and topics.
Sensory Friendly Films at Maple Ridge 8
In partnership with The Autism Society, AMC Maple Ridge 8 theaters offers Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism. The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! Click here for movies, dates and times.
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym
A place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. As the only kid’s gym that offers an all-inclusive philosophy they found all children can benefit from the uniquely designed sensory equipment that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders. However, all children are able to benefit greatly from this equipment and by allowing children of all ability levels to play together they are able to learn a great deal from each other and become the best motivation for success on every level. Click here for more information.
Rolly Pollies Presents Special Needs at Play (SN@P)
An open play time dedicated to children with special needs and their families. Enjoy open play and fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. The music is lowered, participants are limited and they work with each family to create the best sensory friendly environment for play! Click here to visit the Rolly Pollies website.
Sensational Fun Hosts Weekly Teen Night
Every Thursday from 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm, bring your teenage son or daughter for an hour of “just teens social hour.” Let them hang out with peers and enjoy open play at their leisure. $9.00 per person. Click here for the Sensational Fun website.
An open recreational swimming program for anyone with a physical, cognitive and/or developmental disability. Program runs October 12, 2016 – March 22, 2017 on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm. Held at Frontier High School (4432 Bayview Road, Hamburg). $15.00 per person. Register at the Hamburg Recreation Office (4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg; Enter at door 9). Town of Hamburg lifeguards are on hand for general pool supervision.
Au-Some Evenings at Explore & More
Through generous community support, these special evenings give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment free of charge. Click link above for 2017 dates and times. Reservations preferred but not required. Click here to register for Au Some Evenings.
Sensational Fun Activity Center
Sensational Fun, Inc. is a multisensory activity center designed for children with special needs and their families to enjoy. The facility provides a calm, therapeutic, and understanding play environment where children with special needs can be themselves. Click here for pricing and more information.
Sensational Fun Hosts Spiritual Sundays
The first Sunday of each month starting April 2. A day of Open Play for special needs families including activities and music teaching about God. Free. 11am-2pm. Click here for the Sensational Fun website.
Sensory Sundays at Sky Zone
Every Sunday from 9-11am, families with autism and sensory challenges can jump and have fun together in a relaxed and supportive environment during Sensory Sundays at Sky Zone. Music is turned off and the number of jumpers will be limited in order to provide a calmer, more sensory friendly experience. Click here for more information about Sensory Sundays.
Monthly parent group for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. Provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. Held at 7 Community Drive in Cheektowaga from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. RSVP required. Click here for dates and more information