Play-Place for Autistic Children humbly requests your partnership to provide a fun-filled, judgment free haven of hope for families affected by autism. Play-Place serves the nation’s fourth state most affected by autism with over 16,000 students enrolled in Michigan schools and approximately 50,000 individuals living in Michigan with an autism spectrum disorder. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Play-Place’s objective is to help restore those orphaned opportunities of normalcy by offering families something as simple as the chance to see a movie together — often for the very first time; or receiving that special invitation to a birthday party or sleepover they’re not typically asked to attend.
Through a unique play-powered environment, Play-Place combines recreation and education with a variety of social, occupational and physical therapeutic overtones designed to promote endless hours of excitement, cognitive and social development, sensory integration, balance and coordination, as well as professional support services and respite relief for parents and siblings. Our one-of-a-kind destination focuses on development, life skills and independence to assist families with the everyday nuances of “living with autism.” There is no place like Play-Place anywhere in the world. Play-Place has NO age restrictions. Our youngest program participant is 3 years old and our oldest is 52. Our bottom line is to create a shared ambiance of inclusion, acceptance and support.
Play-Place for Autistic Children seeks funding toward the development and construction of our 25,000 square foot safe haven to address the education, human services and community development needs of this population. Play-Place seeks funding for architectural, design development, and construction services for building improvements. The total build-out costs for Play-Place are an estimated $1,324,000.