Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dining Out with Your Child with Autism

A Premiere Event, organized by Monarch Center for Autism

Dining Out with Your Child with Autism

This event is designed for families with Autism, not Celiac, but since some of our families deal with both we wanted to share the information. Please note that you should check with the restaurant for gluten free if you or your child are on a gluten free diet.

Meet Us for Lunch at John Q's Steakhouse in Downtown Cleveland on Saturday, November 15, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is inviting families who have a child or children with an autism spectrum disorder ­to join other families for an exclusive dining out experience!

For families like yours with children on the autism spectrum, dining can pose an array of challenges. Many children and adolescents with autism may never get the opportunity to join their parents or siblings at a restaurant - until now.

The Monarch Center for Autism is organizing this lunch specifically for families of children with autism at John Qʼs Steakhouse in downtown Cleveland. The restaurant will be closed to the public during this event and only our families will be dining at the venue.

Special Accomodations

Special accommodations will be made for your children, such as providing sensory areas as well as accomodating special dietary needs! John Q's will prepare a plain chicken breast with olive oil, salt and pepper and serve it with vegetables, should you have a child with food allergies and/or sensitivities. Or, you may bring a meal already prepared for your child to heat up at the restaurant.John Q's Steakhouse Menu

55 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone 216-861-0900Entrees
All lunch items include side dish and coffee or soft drink

Pasta Primavera $10.95
Cheeseburger $10.25
Portabella Sandwich $10.50
Tuna Melt $9.95
Pesto Chicken Sandwich $10.50
Steak Salad $12.95
Grilled Chicken Caesar $11.95

Childrenʼs Menu - all $6.95
Childrenʼs menu items come with Q Chips and fresh fruit

Grilled Cheese
Chicken Fingers
Pasta With Marinara Sauce
Grilled Chicken and Vegetables


Toll House Pie $5.00
Brownie Sundae $5.00
Apple Walnut Pie $5.00

Tax and gratuity not included.


Please register by November 12 if you would like to participate!
Please note that a minimum number of registrations is required to conduct this event. Therefore we ask that you register as soon as possible or by November 12 the latest.
There is a registration fee of $20. This fee will reserve a space for your family and will be returned at the restaurant. It is not refundable in the event of a no-show.
Financial help is available from the National Autism Association - Northeast Ohio Chapter

Financial help for this event is available from the National Autism Association - Northeast Ohio
Chapter (NAA-NEO). For more information please call Andrea Pattison at 216.544.1231 or email


Please register by faxing the following information to Karin Hess-Hopkins at the Monarch Center for Autism at (216) 932-7076, together with your $20 registration fee/payment information, no later than November 12th.

You may also mail your registration form with payment to be received no later than November 12:

Attention: Karin Hess-Hopkins
Monarch Center for Autism
22001 Fairmount Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44118

Please contact Karin Hess-Hopkins with any questions at (216) 320-8658 or via email at

Name: ___________________________________

Number of adults: _____

Number of Children: _________

By filling out the form below I authorize Monarch School to charge the account listed below in the amount of $20.00.

Type of card: _____ MC ________ Visa

Name as it appears on the card:____________________________

Card Number: ___________________________

Expiration Date: __________________________

Signature: ____________________________

Thank You and we look forward to seeing your family at this premiere event!
Monarch Center for Autism, A Division of Bellefaire JCB

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