community supports to meet the needs of
MRI clients and their families
Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ Night Out (PNO) is a program designed to support the needs of each family member. The children enjoy being with each other and the parents enjoy some time alone. Parents’ Night Out is a respite program for families living in Macon County. The program is housed at Independence Pointe. While parents enjoy a “parents’ night out,” children get the opportunity to participate in the following:
- Social interaction
- Creative play
Guest performers such as magicians, clowns, singers and dancers often visit PNO to perform. PNO children also explore the community through field trips, such as the zoo, museum, parks, bowling, and going to the movies.
When is Parents’ Night Out?
There are three session per month – one on Friday evening, one on Saturday afternoon and one on Saturday evening.
Who is eligible?
PNO for families living in Macon County. The program is designed for families with children ages 1-13 who have an IEP and developmental disability. Siblings are welcome to join.
At Independence Pointe one-on-one tutoring is offered to school-aged youth (must have completed kindergarten). Tutoring is open to the public for any student in need of individualized reading, math skills or handwriting assistance. A teacher referral is required.
The tutor will establish goals, gather materials specific to the students’ needs and provide final written assessment to the parents.
To learn more about community supports including PNO or Summer Tutoring, please contact:
MRI Kids Connection
2715 N. 27th Street
Decatur, IL 62526