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Autism Nights

DuPageChildren's Museum

Cindy Miller
301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-8000
DuPage County
Third Thursday
The third Thursday of each month from 5-7 p.m. is a time designated for families of children with special needs (e.g. mobility, visual impairments, autism spectrum) to enjoy the Museum. Accommodations are made so that all children can participate in general programs and resources are available to help visitors structure their visit.
Please give us advance notice for any other special need by calling our Community Access Coordinator at
(630) 637-8000 ext. 4800.
When: meets the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cost: $12.00 per person; Seniors: $10.00 per person.
No wait list or reservations needed.


Pump It Up-Elmhurst

684 W Lake St Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 941-7867
The first Tuesday of the month is a special night for children with special needs. Come join us for bouncing, laughing, jumping and fun. Two hours in our private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Meet other parents and friends, share experiences and resources and have a light refreshment in our party room. First Tuesdays of the month, September-April, 5-7.30 pm. Pump It Up of Elmhurst proudly supports the Autism Society of America and is an ideal location for individuals on the autism spectrum.

SensoryFriendly Films

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!

The idea for the program began with a request from a parent with an autistic child for a special screening at AMC Columbia Mall 14 in Columbia, MD. More than 300 children and parents attended the first screening.

We are thrilled to now offer the program at many locations nationwide — please see below for a complete list of participating theaters. As a leading theatrical exhibition company, we are so proud to be making a difference in the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder by offering families a chance to see a movie together — often for the very first time.


SensoryFriendly Playground- Wheaton

The Sensory Garden Playground, Play for All, will create a barrier-free, universally designed outdoor play-space for the children of DuPage County and beyond.
20% of our children have some form of disability or learning challenge. Some may be physical limitations that are plain to
see, while others are less apparent such as learning disabilities.
The new garden/playground is currently being developed at Danada South Park.

Sky High Sports

2244 Corporate Lane
Telephone: 630.717.5867
Time: 3-6 pm

Sky High Sports, the leader in bouncy entertainment, believes in affordable family fun & fitness. For everyone!

On the first Tuesday of every month (will be held the following Tuesday on Holiday dates), Sky High Sports turns off the music and dials down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and young adults with special needs and their siblings, family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of bouncy fun.

Play Well Days

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago is teaming up with AUTISM SPEAKS® to provide a brand new sensory friendly LEGO® experience on the first Saturday of every month! Special accommodations will be made during Play Well Days including:
  • Reduction of sound and light levels
  • Quiet spaces
  • A reduced center capacity
  • Staff training by Autism Speaks
  • Special $5 Ticket price 
  • Earplugs will be provided at request