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.
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.
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.
The Family Alliance Network provides support to families in the special needs community with parent meetings, workshops, youth programs, social events and youth employment.
An Intensive Therapy Summer Camp that is run for 2 weeks every year for kids with Sensory, Motor delays, ADD, Autism & other therapy needs. At least one parent or caregiver is required for each camper, because the camp becomes a parent training, networking, and support system. Camp runs M-F.
The City of Sterling Heights Parks & Recreation Department includes Adaptive Recreation Services. Activities include a summer camp, prom dance, adaptive storytime, cooking classes and other fun activities.
Disability Network Southwest Michigan provides advocacy, education, peer support, information and referral, transition and independent living services to individuals with disabilities. Offices in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph.
Organization providing programs for new and expectant parents, recreation programs, social programs, and employment programs for residents of Southeast Michigan. The website also provides resource information (including a medical directory and education).