5 Virtual Special Needs Events and Activities for Chicago Families

Winter 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

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 Game Night (Special Rec)

When: Feb. 10

Hosted by: Washington Park, Chicago Park District

Cost: Free

For individuals with a primary intellectual or developmental disability and their families. Gather your family and join us for an evening of fun for all ages.

Illinois Hands & Voices Virtual Family Fun Event

When: Feb. 12

Cost: Free

Illinois Hands & Voices hosts a fun night of virtual story time and games for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Gigi’s At Home: Yoga

When: Feb. 15-March 29, Mondays

Cost: Free

This program is designed for all abilities and is low-medium intensity. Although moderate physical activity is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you consult your physician prior to beginning an exercise program.

Family Fun Night Escape Room (Special Rec)

When: April 29

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.


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