Parents’ Night Out

supports to meet the needs of MRI clients and their families

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:

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 sessions 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.

Upcoming Parents’ Night Out

2023 Schedule

Saturday, June 24th | 5PM-8PM | Celebrate the 4th of July

Friday, July 7th | 6PM-8PM | Symbols of our State by Rock Springs
Saturday, July 15th | 1PM-4PM | Scovill Zoo
Saturday, July 22nd | 5PM-8PM | Games and Ice Cream Cones

Friday, August 4th | 6PM-8PM | Bounce House
Saturday, August 12th | 1PM-4PM | Visit from the Police Department/Comfort Dogs
Saturday, August 26th | 5PM-8PM | Wild & Wonderful Wolves by Rock Springs

Friday, September 8th | 6PM-8PM | Unique Twist (Balloons)
Saturday, September 16th | 1PM-4PM | Scovill Zoo
Saturday, September 23rd | 5PM-8PM | Visit from the Fire Department/Comfort Dogs

Friday, October 6th | 6PM-8PM | Frog Music by Rock Springs
Saturday, October 14th | 1PM-4PM | Visit from the Ambulance Co./Comfort Dogs
Saturday, October 28th | 5PM-8PM | Halloween Party

Friday, November 3rd | 6PM-8PM | PJ and Movie/Comfort Dogs
Saturday, November 18th | 1PM-4PM | Children’s Museum

Friday, December 1st | 6PM-8PM | Make Christmas Decorations
Saturday, December 16th | 1PM-4PM | Christmas Party with Richard Landry’s Magic Show

Register with Cindy Storey
(217) 429-1052

For more information, contact:

MRI Kids
2525 Federal Dr
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 429-1052


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MRI Kids
2525 Federal Dr
Decatur, IL 62526

(217) 429-1052

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