Monroe County Parent Collective


A parent group specifically geared towards parents of children with additional needs but open to all families. We provide complimentary childcare and facilitated discussion and resources related to topics including childhood mental health, behavioral support, community inclusion, and more. 


Held once a month on Thursday evenings.

Bloomington Sibshops

A monthly meet-up for siblings of children with additional needs!  Thursdays 5PM-6:30 once a month!

Contact Lizzie Cochrane at sibshopsbloomington@gmail.com

Financial assistance available for qualifying families

Please RSVP before initial attendance

Register

Parent Cafe

We are very honored to host Parent Cafe and to provide complimentary childcare (with admission)

Parent Cafe is a new way of thinking about parent support groups.  Join other parents in a fun & judgment-free environment while exploring ways to strengthen your family.  We have new topics monthly!  We welcome parents from every background because every parent needs support.  That includes biological parents, foster parents, grandparents, and caregivers.  Adults are free and childcare is provided with child's admission cost, but you can also make alternative childcare arrangements if desired.

NEXT: Wed November 14, 5PM-7PM

It is encouraged that you RSVP so we can do a headcount for food & beverages.


Contact Ashley Beeler, Parent Cafe Coordinator, at abeeler@ihbs.us or 812-929-0549 for more information or to RSVP.

Sensory-Friendly Wednesdays

3PM-7PM, we raise our max age to 15 to accommodate older kids with additional needs & disabilities

 

Although we take a lot of pride in always being inclusive and sensory-friendly, we wanted to have a special night every week that specifically celebrates kids in the community with disabilities and still open for the general public as well.

Although some of our equipment does have weight and size restraints and we are typically geared towards kids 10 and under, we feel that there are some activities here that would benefit older kids with disabilities and sensory processing difficulties. Therefore, on Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm we will up our age limit to kids 15 and under for this one night every week.