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Welcome to Autism Spectrum Activities in Southern California! Looking for FUN, Interactive Activities for your child to do that allows them be with their peers in a community environment? Come and join us! This group offers an accepting environment where our 'Autistic Angels' can have new and flourishing experiences.

Support and community are everything to parents who have a child with special needs. It can be such a relief to swap stories with other parents who understand your situation and not feel like you have to make excuses for your child's behavior. These kinds of events are such an excellent bonding opportunity for parents, as much as it is for the children.

We are always looking for new ideas for events, so please do not hesitate to contact us to propose your idea.

This is a community collective group, where your ideas matter!

Cheers to you, we understand and support you in the Autism Spectrum journey you are on!

Sheryllyn (https://www.meetup.com/AutismPlaygroupofSouthernCalifornia/suggestion/)

Upcoming events (5)

Sensory Friendly Viewing of ....! (On Your Own)

Location visible to members

CHOOSE THE LOCATION CLOSEST TO YOU!
Burbank 16; Covina 30; Del Amo 18; Downtown Disney 12; Norwalk 20; Ontario Mills 30; Promenade 16; Puente Hills 20; Orange 30; and Tyler 16
(The number indicates the screens at the theater.)

ALL SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOWTIMES ARE AT LISTED ALL LOCATIONS.

CALL YOUR LOCATION for TIMES. Their website has changed.

TUESDAY nights are for mature audiences.

Dates and films are subject to change.

Please check the AMC website (http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films), box on the right.

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.

Enjoy!

UPDATED! Pretend City Autism Events

Pretend City

This is a MONTHLY EVENT put on by Pretend City. IT IS FREE AND IS TWO EVENTS IN ONE. Tickets MUST BE reserved usually on the first, and they GO FAST! You do need a free ticket to attend. One ticket is good for a family of 5. Tickets are limited to 80 reservations on their site (https://www.pretendcity.org/events/autism-night/), or (NEW:) 200 expected people!
TICKETS: https://16116.blackbaudhosting.com/16116/Family-Autism-Nights-29Apr2021
1) CITY MUSEAUM (HANDS ON EXPLORATION)
2) **ART SESSIONS!!**

Highly recommended for ages 2-8, and older siblings.

Come out to Pretend City on LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH for their family autism event! This event is 5:00-7:00 in APRIL (...the Summer, and later in the Winter. Dark months are May, November and December.)

1) Use their website (http://www.pretendcity.org/events/?gclid=COvqzcysxssCFVBbfgodFM4GdA) and search their calendar for the event. Follow the links to make a reservation. One ticket covers 5 people. SELLS OUT QUICKLY.

2) If it is full, call them, and get on their FIRST waiting list (they know some people with reservations will not show up)

3) If the first wait list is full, get on their notification list. They will CALL YOU if they can fit you in for that month's event.

Tickets are free. One ticket is good for a family of 5. You must get tickets from Pretend City FIRST. Tickets are limited to 80 reservations.

For tickets, go to: http://www.pretendcity.org/events/?gclid=COvqzcysxssCFVBbfgodFM4GdA THEN come here and RSVP. Other meetup groups also post this event. Please only RSVP to one autism group. (If it doesn't work, on their site go to the Calender, then look for the last Monday of the Month event.)

NOTE: Members of Pretend City are able to enter as well without getting tickets for the event. If Pretend City reaches capacity, they will have you wait until some attendees leave. They do accept walk-ins, however, tickets are given priority.

*UPDATED* Sensory Friendly Viewing of ....! (On Your Own)

Location visible to members

Tuesday Nights are now for Teens and Young Adults (Mature Audiences)

*MAKE RESERVATIONS* AT THE LOCATION CLOSEST TO YOU!
LA COUNTY: AMC Burbank 16, AMC CLASSIC Apple Valley 14, AMC Covina 17, AMC DINE-IN Ontario Mills 30, AMC Del Amo 18, AMC Norwalk 20, AMC Promenade 16, AMC Puente Hills 20, AMC Santa Anita 16,

ORANGE COUNTY: AMC Orange 30, AMC Tustin 14 @ The District,

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: AMC Tyler Galleria 16
(The number indicates the screens at the theater.)

ALL SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOWTIMES *NOW VARY PER LOCATION.*

Dates and films are subject to change.

Please check the AMC website (http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films), box on the right.

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.

Enjoy!

*UPDATED* Sensory Friendly Viewing of ....! (On Your Own)

Choose the AMC Theater Closest to You!

*MAKE RESERVATIONS* AT THE LOCATION CLOSEST TO YOU!
LA COUNTY: AMC Burbank 16, AMC CLASSIC Apple Valley 14, AMC Covina 17, AMC DINE-IN Ontario Mills 30, AMC Del Amo 18, AMC Norwalk 20, AMC Promenade 16, AMC Puente Hills 20, AMC Santa Anita 16,

ORANGE COUNTY: AMC Orange 30, AMC Tustin 14 @ The District,

RIVERSIDE COUNTY: AMC Tyler Galleria 16

(The number indicates the screens at the theater.)

ALL SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOWTIMES *VARY* AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS. Dates and films are subject to change. Please check the AMC website (http://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-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.

Enjoy!

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