State-licensed child care center specializing in respite services for children on the autism spectrum. We now offer in-home respite service options. Contracted as a respite provider for the CLTS waiver in Outagamie, Winnebago, and Calumet counties.
There currently is a waitlist for both center-based and in-home respite services. Please contact Rebecca (info below) to reserve your spot for future services.
Celebrate Neurodiversity! Respite and Resource 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 aim to create a catered and welcoming space for children with the intention of avoiding overstimulation of sensitivities unnecessarily and encouragement of independence, social interaction with both adults and peers, and healthy coping behaviors when stressed/frustrated.
The educational model at Celebrate Neurodiversity! is largely self-guided and strength-based, which allows your child to explore new areas while also developing skills in the areas they find most enjoyable. We will not discipline your child for having hyper focuses or repetitions. We believe all children can excel in areas they are interested in and enjoy. We use logical reasoning as a staple in everyday interactions with the children so they are understand why there are things we can and can’t do.
2512 Carleton Avenue, Appleton WI 54915
920-364-9267 – Please leave a message.