State-licensed child care center specializing in respite for children on the autism spectrum. Now accepting new clients! (Contracted with Outagamie, Winnebago, and Calumet counties!)
Celebrate Neurodiversity! Autism Child Care Center is founded on forward-thinking, inclusive principles. We reject the traditional disease model of autism and embrace the neurodiversity model which accepts autism as a cognitive processing style difference rather than defect. We keep all things in mind when considering neurophysiological differences exist between neurotypicals and those diagnosed with ASD, and aim to create a catered and welcoming space with the goal to avoid overstimulation of sensitivities unnecessarily.
The educational model at Celebrate Neurodiversity! is largely self-guided and strength-based, which allows your child to explore new areas but also develop skills in the areas they find most enjoyable. Remember, we learn through play and some of the world’s best experts and specialists were/are on the spectrum! We will not discipline your child for having hyper focuses or repetitions. The only behavior we will not allow are behaviors which are harmful to the child themselves or others.
We plan to host a full range of services, such as offering the only child care center in Wisconsin exclusively for children with autism and other developmental delays, parental education and support groups, and daily living skills courses and support groups for adults living on the spectrum.
2512 Carleton Avenue, Appleton WI 54915