6 Virtual Special Needs Activities for Chicago Families

Spring brings plenty of fun for your family. We’ve rounded up a few favorite events created especially for families with special needs to take advantage of all the great things Chicagoland offers. Read some of our picks below and find more future events on our calendar.

X-Marks The Spot: An X-Tra Sensory Podcast Series

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  • Hosted by: Chicago Children’s Theatre
  • Cost: $25 suggested donation

X-Marks the Spot is a five-part, serialized audio play based on Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 2019 production. This exciting new family adventure is fantastic for all audiences with a goal of inspiring young listeners to engage more deeply with all five of their senses.

Family Fun and Karaoke Night (Special Rec)

April 9, 16, 23, 29, 30; May 21, 28; June 4, 11, 2021

  • Hosted by: Owens Park (Chicago Park District)
  • Cost: Free

For individuals with a primary intellectual or developmental disability and their families. Bring your family and join us for a virtual night of karaoke, games and fun.

Mary Poppins Jr.

April 17-18, 2021

  • Hosted by: Special Gifts Theatre
  • Cost: $15

 Special Gifts Theatre presents virtual performances of Mary Poppins Jr. Ticket holders will receive a performance link and password at 9 a.m. Saturday that is available until midnight Sunday.

Family Fun Night Escape Room (Special Rec)

April 29, 2021

  • Hosted by: Harrison Park (Chicago Park District)
  • Cost: Free

For individuals with a primary intellectual or developmental disability and their families. Bring your family for a night of virtual fun as you find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape the room.

Family Trivia Night (Special Rec)

May 14, 2021

  • Hosted by: Mount Greenwood Park (Chicago Park District)
  • Cost: Free

For individuals with a primary intellectual or developmental disability. This event is for the entire family. Test your skills at trivia while having fun with family and friends.

Family Fun Night Art Night (Special Rec)

June 11, 2021

  • Hosted by: Harrison Park (Chicago Park District)
  • Cost: Free 

For individuals with a primary intellectual or developmental disability and their families. Bring your family for a night of fun and entertainment. Everyone will have the opportunity to showcase their Art in the first ever Harrison Park Special Recreation Virtual Art Show.


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