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WDSRA: Family fun for the summer

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Summer is a great time to explore with family! Sometimes though, it can be a challenge to find sensory-friendly activities. Luckily, more and more businesses and organizations are recognizing the need and are catering to families with special needs. Kudos to them!

Here are a few of the sensory-friendly events coming up in & around town that can be fun for the whole family.

NATURE PLAY WEEKEND: The Morton Arboretum

Saturday 6/10 & Sunday 6/11 @ 10AM-2PM

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Rt 53, Lisle

For more information, contact The Morton Arboretum at childrensgarden@mortonarb.org or call 630-968-0074.

SPECIAL KIDS DAY: City Works

Saturday 6/10 @ 12-4PM

Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., Elmhurst

Complete details at https://www.specialkidsday.org/events.html.

SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM: Naperville Park District

Sundays 6/10 & 6/25, 7/16 @ 6:30-8PM

Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville

For more information, visit https://www.napervilleparks.org/centennialbeach or call 630-864-5092.

MOVIES: June Screenings

Little Mermaid – Saturday 6/10 @ 11AM

Spiderman Across the Spiderverse – Saturday 6/10 @ 11AM

Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton

Tickets are FREE for ALL family members of guests with special needs!

Complete details at www.studiomoviegrill.com.

SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM: Sunset Pool

Wednesday 6/14, Tuesday 7/11 & Monday 8/7 @ 6-7:30PM

Sunset Pool, 483 Fairview Ave., Glen Ellyn

For more information, visit https://gepark.org/sunsetpool/ or call 630-858-7665.

SENSORY GARDEN PLAYGROUND: Inclusive Play Day

Saturdays 6/17, 7/15 & 8/19  @ 10AM-12PM

Sensory Garden Playground, 2751 Navistar Drive, Lisle

Located inside Danada South Park, northeast corner of Warrenville and Naperville roads.

For updates, visit www.playforalldupage.org.

We are thrilled to share these events. They can always be found on our website at https://www.wdsra.com/about-wdsra/news-updates/. We also share the information on our social media (the most up to date), in our enews (delivered right to your inbox – sign up is on our homepage or email me) and during our WONC-89.1 FM radio segment (every Thursday around 9:30AM).

If you are a business that offers sensory-friendly events, feel free to contact me so we can share the news with more families.

To learn more about WDSRA, visit www.wdsra.com.

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Sherry Manschot
Sherry Manschothttp://www.wdsra.com
Sherry Manschot is the Marketing/Public Relations Manager at Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. She can be contacted at sherrym@wdsra.com. Learn about WDSRA at www.wdsra.com.
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