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Play Place for Children with Autism

Last week we visited a wonderful new facility in Sterling Heights aimed at supporting children with Autism, Play-Place for Autistic Children.  We received free admission to the facility so we could share our experience with you.  

Play-Place for Autistic Children is located at 41105 Technology Drive, north of 18 Mile and east of Mound, in Sterling Heights.  
The facility is open daily with providing children with autism, their family members and friends with open play, school field trips, workshops & classes, parent resources, birthday parties and more.
Their mission:

“to provide a fun-filled, judgment-free, haven of hope for families with the everyday nuances of “living with autism”. In essence, our objective is to create the Disneyland effect with a life-changing impact where “play” improves, empowers, and provides promise for a brighter tomorrow.”

The 25,000 square foot facility offers so much for children to do, including a computer cafe, art studio, carousel (additional fees apply), Lego castle, laser light chalk room, calming rooms, swing central, and parent bistro.

Lego Castle
Computer Cafe
Laser Light Chalk Room
Art Studio
Swing Central
Swing Central
Parent Bistro

In addition to the play spaces, Play-Place for Autistic Children offers a kid-friendly salon where children can get their hair cut by professionally licensed stylists.  Children can sit in a car chair and watch TV or a movie while getting their hair cut at the Haircut Hut (additional fees apply).

Inspiration hall provides a great space for birthday parties,  rental space, special events or other occasions.

Finally, Play-Place for Autistic Children participates in work programs that provide employment opportunities for people with various disabilities.  They focus on individual strengths and talents with well-defined goals in a sheltered and secure capacity. The positions include retail, food service, greeters, stock assistants, maintenance, program attendants, and office duties.

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Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.