We look forward to welcoming you once again to S’Mores & Pours, as we celebrate all that is good about camp and of course, our campers! We plan to welcome you to “camp” with cocktails, a cozy campfire, local brews, and a wonderful array of auction items. We will come together for a fantastic camp-style meal followed by a heartwarming presentation and first-ever viewed footage from camp 2019. A live auction and s'mores- inspired dessert will cap off the night as we toast the sweet support that helps Camp Encourage continue its mission.
More details to follow.
The stakeholders' meetings gather individuals with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, their families, and the professionals that support them to discuss the things that are important to families in Missouri, share information with each other, and serve in an advisory capacity to the Missouri Family to Family network as they develop new products and expand their program.
Sensory Friendly Day 2019 is an event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families to enjoy the Museum at Prairiefire!
This event is an opportunity to experience the museum’s exhibits in a comfortable and sensory-friendly environment.
Sensory Friendly Day will be staffed by volunteers from the KU Center for Autism Research and Training. We will provide extra signage and a guide for parents to help navigate specific areas of the museum, including the Dinosaurs exhibition, the T. rex in the Great Hall, the geology exhibit and the wetlands trail just outside the museum.
In collaboration with Children’s Mercy- Kansas City, the Thompson Center is excited to host its 2019 Kansas City Autism Parent Conference for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of a child with ASD.
Registration and Check-In begins at 8:00am with the keynote starting at 8:30am.
To purchase a ticket for this event, click on the green Tickets tab at the upper right and then click on the number of admissions needed to add the Autism Parent Conference Admission ticket. The cost to attend is $40+ $3.99 service fee for a total of $43.99 per ticket. (Lunch is provided)
If you wish to purchase an additional ticket for other family members (up to 4), add the Additional Parent Ticket. Cost for this ticket is $20 + $2.99 fee. You can NOT purchase an Additional Parent ticket without also purchasing the Autism Parent Conference Admission ticket.
In addition to purchasing your admission ticket, please select tickets for the sessions you will be attending. These are FREE but required to assist us with an accurate head count. You will select just one per person, either OPTION 1, OPTION 2 or OPTION 3 for each time slot (9:50, 12:05, & 1:25). Everyone will attend the Keynote and Parent Panel at the beginning and ending of the day.
Note: The session, Increasing Emergent Communication Skills: Pivotal Response Training, is a two part session and goes across two time slots. Families who attend this session also have the option to receive free video-based individualized coaching with their child following the training day. Space for the additional training is limited. If interested, please select the PRT Coaching ticket (listed last in the Details selections) and a Thompson Center staff member will be in contact. You do not have to participate in the additional coaching in order to attend the session during the conference.
Through the support of the Mayor and the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Saturday, April 20, 2019 has been declared as Special Needs Day! Immediately prior to the Downtown Bunny Hop and Bunny Ears and Easter Hat Contest, beginning at 9:45am at the Lee’s Summit City Hall Plaza at Third and Grand Streets, Mayor BIll Baird will read a proclamation in honor of the day. Special Needs Day activties will start following the parade at the VFW building on Douglas Street.
Following the Lee’s Summit Bunny Hop. Free event open to the public.
Join the Kansas City Zoo in support of Autism Awareness on Sunday, April 7. This event welcomes families affected by autism spectrum disorder to enjoy a day at the Zoo. The Zoo will provide FREE admission to people with Autism and reduced admission of $7 per person for those accompanying them at the Zoo. The day will feature quiet rooms, sensory friendly animal presentations & shows, crafts, & more from 10 am to 3 pm.
We would like to thank our partners for this event: All About Autism, Autism Society of the Heartland, and Autism Speaks.
This event will be held rain or shine.
Behavioral Health Kansas City is proud to announce an art exhibit in celebration of National Developmental Disabilities Month. This exhibit will feature artwork created by individuals with developmental disabilities. Please join us for the gallery opening party to kick off this awesome showcase. The gallery will remain open for the remainder of the month.