Celebrate Neurodiversity! Autism Child Care and Resource Center is founded on forward-thinking, inclusive principles. We hope to be able to offer a wide range of services for children, parents, and adults on the spectrum.
At current moment, we are only offering respite care appointments to those approved for the CLTS waiver in Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties. We are accepting enrollment for part-time and full-time positions with a projection date of January 2021 to start continuous enrollment services.
Full-time, Part-time Child Care and Respite
Celebrate Neurodiversity! will be the only child care center in Wisconsin which exclusively operates for children on the spectrum and other developmental delays. We are licensed in child care to serve ages 2.5 – 11 years. There may be wider age ranges accepted for respite care. We are not an ABA provider, but your child is welcome to receive ABA therapy while at the center from their established provider. Not only will the center have autism-friendly utilities such as a calming sensory room and soft, non-fluorescent lighting center wide, but we will provide rotating daily learning, exercise and creative activities such as:
- peer interaction
- inhibitory control training
- potty training
- cognitive flexibility training
- exposure to successful adults living with autism
- singing and group time
- biofeedback training
- emotion identification activities
- mindfulness training
- self compassion training
- arts and crafts
- grooming and self-care skills
- music exposure (both listening to and performing with instruments)
- cooperative play
- new food exposure for picky eaters
- speech development
- cognitive development
- use of essential oil diffusors
- dramatic play and pretend
- introduction to science (fun experiments and microscope slides to ignite curiosity)
Parental Education & Support Groups
Once enough community interested has been invoked, Celebrate Neurodiversity! will hold monthly seminars for different educational opportunities in relation to a wide array of subjects, such as the neuroscience of autism, the basics of behaviorism, diets, vaccines, science literacy, technology and attention span, mirror neuron models of autism and other theories of learning. Parent feedback for subjects will be encouraged.
We also hope to someday provide an outlet for parental support groups in which child care can be offered on site while parents meet peacefully in the larger play room (music, science and art room).