Vermilionville Old Time Christmas/Sensory Visit Family Day


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Wed Jan 10, 2018 08:30 AM - Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:30 AM




Sensory Friendly Visits to Vermilionville are designed to better serve persons on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory processing differences along with their families and caregivers. This Sensory Visit Day will focus on winter holiday traditions.

  • On the day of the visit, Vermilionville will open early, allowing families to tour the village before it is open to the general public for two hours then, once the village is open to the public, sensory friendly accommodations remain in place for an additional hour and a half.
  • Vermilionville will offer special accommodations and accessories, such as a "passport" designed to celebrate the success of your child’s visit, sensory signage, quiet rooms and fidgets.
  • At 9:30 a.m., a designated craft area, with crafts recommended by an occupational therapist, will also be available.
  • Staff and volunteers receive training prior to the event.
  • We have worked hard to create a welcoming environment in order to better prepare children with neurodiversity for a successful museum experience. We look forward to having you as our guestsJ

Volunteer Needs:

Will need 15 volunteers to

  • Assist with registration/sign-in, fee collections, wristbands, distribution of fidgets
  • Assist with crafts
  • Assist artisans with touch baskets and hands on interactives
  • Stand watch and redirect people away from areas with easy access to water
  • Assist with evaluation distribution/collection
  • Assist with autism and sensory differences awareness table

Time commitment ranges from 2 to 4 ½ hours

*ALL volunteers must receive orientation/training from Melanie prior to volunteering.


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Children Medical Services

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 - 4.5 HRS

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