Hailey's Reading Group for Kids with Autism

HaileyReadingHailey, an 11-year-old Woodbury student, has formed a reading group for kids with autism. She invites kids with autism in grades 2-4 to join her at the Washington County Library from 2-3 p.m. on the Sunday dates listed below. Come and read with Hailey! June 26, July 10, and July 24.


The Lion King Sensory-Friendly Performance


Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m.
Orpheum Theater

Hennepin Theatre Trust is offering a sensory-friendly performance of Disney's The Lion King that is specifically designed for individuals with sensory, social and learning disabilities and their families and is the first sensory-friendly performance of a touring Broadway show in Minnesota.

This special show provides families the opportunity to enjoy live theatre in a welcoming and supportive environment — something that is often out of reach, as performance spaces may not typically offer a comfortable space for them. Click here for more information and to order tickets.


Highland Friendship Club Community Picnic

Sunday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m.

HighlandFC2016The Highland Friendship Club invites you to their community picnic to be held at the Highland Park Picnic Pavilion. All are welcome, and HFC encourages you to share this message with friends, families, caregivers, and spouses. The picnic is potluck - please bring a dish to share. Games will be provided!! Click here to learn more from the official Facebook Event Page. 


Stages Theatre Company Sensory Friendly Performances

StagesTheatreLogoThe Stages Theatre Company sensory-friendly performances are designed for children on the autism spectrum or others with sensory sensitivities. House lights will be on and sound levels will be lowered, and crowds are minimized for these for these judgement-free, “shush-free” performances.

2016 Sensory-Friendly Performances

Annie, Jr. - July 30, 2016

Click here for more information on the sensory-friendly performances and to order tickets.

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
Box Office: 952.979.1111


2016 iCan Bike Camp Twin Cities

Aug. 1-5, 2016
Hamline University, St. Paul

icanbike2016Organized by the Down Syndrome Association, iCan Bike Camp is a gateway to a lifelong fitness activity. Camp participants experience the sheer joy and sense of accomplishment that infuses them with confidence and self-esteem spilling over into may areas of their lives. One of the main reasons families attend camp is so their son or daughter is able to bike together with friends and family members. Click here for more information and to register.