Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in October

Activities for Brooklyn Families with Children with Special Needs in October

We've gathered the best family-friendly events for children with special needs in Brooklyn this October.

Sensory Room Family Hours
WHEN: Jun. 2 - Dec. 31, Thursday and Saturday-Sunday, 2-4:45pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: The Sensory Room is a welcoming environment for children on the autism spectrum.
WANT TO GO? $9; $1 for children 1 and younger. 718-224-5863. brooklynkids.org.

Art Studio
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 1, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Judith Scott was an American fiber sculptor born with Down Syndrome. Create fiber sculptures and honor her legacy.
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

Autism Awareness Workshop: Create and Connect Puzzles and Imagination Playground FREE
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 11am-4:30pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Create your own puzzle to support Autism Awareness. Pick up a timed ticket for a 30-minute session. Afterward, play in the Imagination Playground. 
WANT TO GO? 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

Staten Island Zoo Goes Blue for Autism
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 8, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Staten Island Zoo, 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Enjoy animal presentations, sensory exploration activities, and a scavenger hunt, plus a designated quiet area for breaks. 
WANT TO GO? $6. 718-442-3101. statenislandzoo.org.

The Science of Sight
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 12-1pm
WHERE: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY
AGES: All
WHAT: Learn about braille, create braille nametags, and investigate Daltonism, or color blindness, through a series of activities. 
WANT TO GO? $8. 718-273-2060. sichildrensmuseum.org.

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