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Exceptional Rodeo

Nonprofit SAM’s POSSE offers this fun event for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, ages 5-18. Each participant will have a buddy to help with activities which may include stick pony barrel racing, pole bending, roping and more. Also, meet rodeo queens, princesses and professional rodeo cowboys and cowgirls. Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:30 am at the Poway Rodeo arena. Register here by Sept. 20.

    Wheelchair Dancers Organization’s “A 10-Year Tribute” Dance-ability Showcase & Fundraiser

    See wheelchair dancers and their able-bodied partners dance the salsa, cha-cha and more. Also includes a silent auction, music, gourmet food and an opportunity drawing. Saturday, Sept. 29, noon-4 pm at the Balboa Park Club. Click here for your free tickets.

      ASD Mornings at theNAT

      This monthly program for children and adults on the autism spectrum offers a quiet and less-crowded environment for them to explore the San Diego Natural History Museum at their own pace. Museum opens at 9 am. General admission rates apply. Balboa Park. Learn more here.

        Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

        On the third Saturday of every month, the Fleet invites adults and families who have children with autism to enjoy early access to the exhibit galleries in a quieter setting an hour before the Fleet opens to the public. Admission includes access to a special cool-off space and a special IMAX film screening at 10 am with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Early access to galleries, 9-10 am; special IMAX showing at 10 am. Balboa Park. More details here.

          ASD Mornings at theNAT

          This monthly program for children and adults on the autism spectrum offers a quiet and less-crowded environment for them to explore the San Diego Natural History Museum at their own pace. Museum opens at 9 am. General admission rates apply. Balboa Park. Learn more here.

            Special Needs Movie Fundraiser: “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”

            Join the Special Needs Resource Foundation of San Diego on November 16, 7 pm at UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley for our next wizardly celebration where we will watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

            Our events offer much more than just seeing the movie on OPENING NIGHT. As our guest, you can dress in your house colors and show off your themed souvenir event badges. You can create a magic potion bottle and wizard wand with other J.K. Rowling fans! You’ll also enjoy movie snacks and fantastic prizes. All before viewing the much anticipated sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

            Buy your OPENING NIGHT tickets today!

              Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

              On the third Saturday of every month, the Fleet invites adults and families who have children with autism to enjoy early access to the exhibit galleries in a quieter setting an hour before the Fleet opens to the public. Admission includes access to a special cool-off space and a special IMAX film screening at 10 am with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Early access to galleries, 9-10 am; special IMAX showing at 10 am. Balboa Park. More details here.

                ASD Mornings at theNAT

                This monthly program for children and adults on the autism spectrum offers a quiet and less-crowded environment for them to explore the San Diego Natural History Museum at their own pace. Museum opens at 9 am. General admission rates apply. Balboa Park. Learn more here.

                  Autism Accessibility Mornings at the Fleet

                  On the third Saturday of every month, the Fleet invites adults and families who have children with autism to enjoy early access to the exhibit galleries in a quieter setting an hour before the Fleet opens to the public. Admission includes access to a special cool-off space and a special IMAX film screening at 10 am with the house lights on and a lower soundtrack volume. Regular admission rates apply. Visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum all day. Early access to galleries, 9-10 am; special IMAX showing at 10 am. Balboa Park. More details here.

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