A comprehensive list of sensory friendly activities and programs in the greater Lansing area. Includes information on sensory friendly movies, Potter Park Zoo's FALCONERS program, Launch Lansing Trampoline Park, and sensory friendly performances and exhibits.
Best Buddies Michigan is a resource to help build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), through school and community friendship programs that provide socialization opportunities to help erase the invisible line that often separates students or adults with and without IDD.
Connections That Count (CTC) is a service-learning group that provides support to individuals with disabilities and their families. CTC offers mentorship and socialization skill aids through social activities like bowling, dancing and swimming.
Comprehensive Early Autism Services offers home-based ABA therapy focused on communication, self-help, social and play skills and attending to environment. Training and consulting on topics including toilet training, sleep training, mealtime training and more are also available. Offices are available throughout Michigan.
Launch Trampoline Park of Lansing holds a sensory friendly jump time the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 p.m. $10 includes the V.I.P. guest and 1 accompanied adult. Discounted food and beverage pricing is available and includes gluten free options.
Great Start to Quality is Michigan's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports early childhood programs and providers in their efforts to improve their programs. We also help Michigan families find and choose quality child care programs that meet their children's needs.
Autistic Play Place is a play-powered environment, designed to promote cognitive and social development, sensory integration, balance & coordination, endless hours of excitement, as well as professional support services and respite relief for parents and siblings of children with all special needs. Admission is $7 per parent and $3 per child. Currently moving, but will reopen early summer.
Gigi's Playhouse changes lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model. Programs include gross and fine motor skills, developmental, fitness, and speech & language; free one-on-one tutoring in literacy and math, and adult programs. Gigi's Playhouse has locations across the US, and has a Southfield location.
Family Connect provides information and resources for individuals whom are blind and visually impaired. Resource information on finding services after a diagnosis, education, home adaptations, and assistive technology are available.