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.
Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (24), Rosaleigh (10), Carlyn (7), Naomi (4), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three 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.