In 2011 I became a mom to a green eyed beauty whom I named Caleb. He is my treasure.And a conqueror for sure! In 2013 Caleb joined the ever growing list of children diagnosed with Autism. Autism effects every person differently. Before Autism, I had no idea what proprioceptive or vestibular meant Or the seemingly "mad" (crazy)thing he did on a daily basis.. stomping, crashing, headbutting, etc_ sensory seeking! I have learned a lot in the last few years and Caleb has grown too. Dad and I have made the spare room into a sensory room. He has a swing, crash pad, rice bin, weight bag and a mini trampoline. Many families aren't able to have this in their home. And even still with these items in our home we are still have to go out and find outlets to meet his needs. Wouldn't it be great to have a place for Caleb and the hundreds like him to have a safe place to explore and get what I call their "fix" but it's more so much more than that. Our special needs children need a place where they are safe to be themselves without stares etc from other kids And adults.. because our kiddos play different. This center would benefit kids of all differabilities as well as typical children. Our plan is to have an open gym space for swings, slides, crash pad, etc for sensory/exercise palooza. A calming room will be available for those that are overstimulated. A space for our babies who are more physically fragile, a classroom where adaptive dance and adaptive martial arts will be taught. There will be a learning know for those that are old enough to be taught basic nutrition etc; our special needs adults will be taught basic food prep. We willhave something for everyone. Please invest in our special needs individuals and help give them a safe place to play, grow, learn and explore. Shine Center where everyone can shine. Our mission is Serving Helping Integrating Navigating Educating special needs families and our community. Thank you!