Celebrate Neurodiversity! Autism 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 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. We are now working on providing in-home respite options for Outagamie and Winnebago County residents, so please reach out if that is an interest you have for the future. 🙂 EDIT: DEMAND HAS NOW EXCEEDED AVAILABILITY AND WE CURRENTLY HAVE A WAITLIST FOR BOTH CENTER BASED AND IN-HOME OPTIONS.
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 center wide, but we will provide rotating 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)
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).