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.
“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.
|Laser Light Chalk Room|
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 is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (13), Carlyn (10), Naomi (7), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. 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 and trivia with L Sharp Productions. She enjoys the Metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.