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Sensory- and Autism-Friendly Events for Kids in Tulsa

Build A Reader Storytime: Sensory

  • When: Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center

Does your preschooler have difficulty sitting through storytime? If so, this inclusive program of stories, songs and activities may be just what you are looking for!

Sensory Storytime focuses on learning with all five senses and is especially designed for children with a variety of learning styles or sensory integration challenges.

Caring Bunny at Woodland Hills

  • When: Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Woodland Hills Mall, 7021 S. Memorial Dr. 

Caring Bunny provides an exclusive, subdued and welcoming environment for children with special needs and their families. Caring Bunny will be located in Center Court. Photos will be taken and available for purchase at this event.

Reserve your appointment here!

Kids Connection

  • When: Thursday, April 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa ARC, 2516 E. 71st St. St. A

Social group designed for children, grades K - 5, with high-functioning autism. For more information, contact Sherilyn Walton or Steve Pitts at 918-582-8272

My Way Matinee

  • When: Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Regal Warren Broken Arrow

Regal's My Way Matinee gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie with the lights turned up and the volume turned down. This becomes a safe space where guests are free to express themselves by singing, crying, dancing, walking around, talking or shouting while enjoying Hollywood's latest films! All My Way Matinee screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month for a special discounted ticket price! Find this month's selections here

Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Time

  • When: Sunday, April 14, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: Discovery Lab, 560 N. Maybelle Ave.

Every second Sunday of the month, Discovery Lab hosts Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Time, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event is held before the museum opens for the day for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and/or who have sensory processing disorders. Families can enjoy the museum before the rush and play together in a supportive environment.

Teen Connection

  • When: Wednesday, April 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa ARC, 2516 E. 71st St. St. A

Social group for middle and high school students with high functioning autism. Activities include board and video games where they can practice positive social skills with others that have similar interests. For more information, contact Sherilyn Walton or Steve Pitts at 918-582-8272.

Events Outside of Tulsa

ArtShare: Friday Night Fun

  • When: Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m.
  • Where: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville

ArtShare: Friday Night Fun is a fun event for youth with autism and their families where families explore the galleries, participate in hands-on activities, and create art together. The event is free, and pre-registration is encouraged. Questions? Call 479.657.2415 or email access@crystalbridges.org.

Sponsored by Loreen Arbus.

Free, register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

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