Upcoming Events

  • Lighthouse Challenge 2017
    Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse
    April 29th, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Our annual Lighthouse Challenge event returns on Saturday, April 29th this year. Our first climb begins at 8:00 am. With the help of Hannibal Regional Medical Group, we'll be providing a free carnival for any children in attendance. Participants can register online or mail a printable application along with payment. Be sure to reserve your spot early to secure your t-shirts and water bottles.
  • ACHIEVE Kids Connect Therapeutic Group
    White Oak Wellness, 1221 Broadway
    Monday, 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Ages 6 - 9, 1st - 4th grade)
    Monday, 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Ages 10 - 14, 5th - 9th grade)

    An activity-based motor/social/emotional skills group designed to help children ages 6 - 9 and 10 - 14 with or without an autism diagnosis experience sustainable, fulfilling relationships while working on motor development and self-regulation. In addition to assisting in the improvement of motor skills, fitness, and self-esteem Kids Connect sessions will target adaptive social skills such as assertiveness, problem solving, cooperation, good sportsmanship, relational skills, and feelings awareness. Participants are grouped according to similar and developmental level. An orientation session will determine which class is the best fit for your child. Groups are facilitated by an Autplay Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor. Curriculum used includes The Zones of Regulation.

    *Insurance coverage: Your insurance company may cover your child's services. We can verify your benefits for you and cover this in your orientation intake.
  • Achieve Class Event Image ACHIEVE Martial Arts and Fitness
    White Oak Wellness, 1221 Broadway
    Tuesday, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 4 - 12)
    Thursday, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 13 and up)

    Research has long supported the positive benefits of Martial Arts on youth development. Studies involving children on the ASD have been noted to not only improve motor skills and decrease stereotypical behaviors, but also include reports by parents of positive effects on other activities at school and in the home.

Recent Events

  • Pool Party

    Shine A Light On Autism hosted an amazing pool party at the Hannibal Community Pool on August 9th. This first time event for special needs children, adults, and their families and loved ones, was attended by over 100 people, all of whom had a wonderful time. We plan to repeat this event next summer with four more parties. Check back soon to see the dates.
  • Sensory Sensitive Movie Showing Event Image Sensory Sensitive Movie Showing

    Shine A Light On Autism was pleased to host a Sensory Sensitive Movie Showing of Minions on July 11. 123 special needs children, adults, and their families and loved ones attended this special event. Shine a Light provided concessions for everyone. We plan to present four more showings in the coming months. Check back soon for these dates.