Celebrate Neurodiversity! Autism Respite 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 offering center-based and in-home respite care appointments for children on the spectrum ages 2.5 to 12 years and approved for the CLTS waiver in Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties. Schedules are flexible and based on parent demand.
Celebrate Neurodiversity! is the only licensed child care center in the Fox Valley which exclusively operates for respite care services for children on the spectrum and other developmental delays. Not only does the center have autism-friendly utilities such as a calming sensory room and soft, non-fluorescent lighting throughout the center, but we provide daily learning, exercise and creative activities such as:
- peer interaction
- daily living skills
- potty training
- introduction to yoga
- cognitive flexibility training
- 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)
We are now offering consultation services which include 2 major groupings)
- New Diagnosis of Child (Includes Local Resource Booklet)
- General Consultation
Consultation includes an hour long meeting to discuss current needs, questions, and goals. A non-biased perspective on things such as different therapy options, sensory needs, neurological differences, and different school districts and counties due to my experience working with parents throughout the Fox Cities and different counties are just an example of areas which can be discussed.
Parental Education & Support Groups
Once enough community interest 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).