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We felt welcome, comfortable, at ease, and completely at peace the entire time. My 3 year old son stayed over an hour and a half before wanting to leave. My older NT children wanted to stay longer! So grateful for this place. No only is it wonderful for my son with ASD, but it's nice to have a place for everyone to go. My older kids rarely get to go anywhere because it's such a challenge with our youngest. The fact that we can all go here, make friends, and have fun together is AUSOME!
Jessica L.
I brought my son tonight to get his hair cut and was beyond impressed with Carolyn!!!! She did an amazing job she has such a sweet voice with such patiece!!!! Collin was super happy when he left!! Great first visit!! And he really enjoyed the bounce house!!! It felt so good to let our guard down and let him just enjoy himself Thank you so much!! We can't wait to come back again!!!
Kim M.
I am hugely impressed with this facility. I'm so glad we visited. My son says can we stay here forever??!!! When are we coming back!!!??? It's great to have a judgement free zone where the kids can just have a blast. I'm sure we will be back often! This will be a great behavioral incentive for him to make it through the school week!
Clara O.
We went for Community Based Instruction. I was overly impressed with everything about this place, from their accomodations of my students, to having a quiet, clean place for me to pump while nursing. We have 2 scheduled trips in the future & are trying to fit in more. The staff is super friendly & accomodating. I couldn't be more impressed!
Tasha N.
I brought a group of middle school students there this past week. The kids loved it. One girl said " this is the best day of my life". They loved the obstacle course, carousel, making ornaments, the lego room, and just playing.
Theresa M.
It's such a great experience for everyone that needs a safe non-judgemental place to hang out for a few hours. Parents get to exchange ideas or just rest and watch while their child enjoys the fun things to do. The volunteers are so nice. Definitely be coming back soon.
Mary M.
Such an amazing place. My kids loved it. And so did we. What a dream come true to find a place where our children can feel accepted and comfortable.
Amber L.
We went today just to "check it out". We paid our $7 each (WELL worth it!). Then we FELL IN LOVE! What a phenomenal place. FINALLY a place where my son felt comfortable. Andrea, in the Lego room, she is FANTASTIC. We got the pleasure of meeting Shell, the founder. What a warm, kind lady. We went out for lunch then returned. All in all we probably spent 4 hours there, most of it in the Lego room, though my son tried everything there was! My kids left with 2 Beanie babies each, a pack of Legos & had a donut in the a.m. & Popsicles & suckers in the p.m. I see a membership in our future! Plus both my husband and I are looking into volunteering to be able to "give back". Thank you to everyone we met today, from the front desk to each & every volunteer & especially to Shell for creating such an awesome Play Place
Kris S.
Excellent facility with a very helpful staff. We felt comfortable here and we'll definitely bring our son back.
David S.
Today was our first time here. Our kids had such a great time and so many things to do. Thank you for making such an amazing place.
Jenelle S.
This place is amazing. I've never seen my son so happy.
Julie B.
I literally had tears in my eyes. You have to see this place to believe it! It's amazing! And no stares. No judgment. No apologizing to strangers. All fun. All Love!
Stephanie J.
Finally! This has been needed in our community for a long time. Thanking God for a place like this!!
Teresa R.
Beautiful environment for any family living on the Spectrum.
Melissa Q.
At first I was very nervous to take my 11 year old autistic son here. Aside from briefs trips to the grocery store, he doesn't really do well in public places. As soon as we walked in the door, he giggled like a toddler while I filled out paperwork. Once we got inside the center, he was immediately calm and walked straight to the Lego area...making himself at home. Between the black light chalkboard room, art room, swing area, carousel, activity area and cafe...my son was in his own heaven. We were able to stay almost 3 whole hours. During that time, he had no meltdowns, no outbursts, no scripting, no tears. It was just joy. The entire staff was absolutely incredible and engaging. For the first time, I took my son to a place that we were equally at ease. I can't express enough gratitude that this Play Place finally exists.
Chrystin M.
My family and I wanted to write and say how much we enjoyed the halloween bash. In fact the kids are still talking about it! We are so grateful to Shell and the team for all their hard work. We felt very welcome and relaxed, the staff working were very kind and friendly. Also the young girls working the events were AWESOME! They were patient with the kids and had a smile on their face the whole time! God Bless all of you for what you do for these kids!
Beatrice B.
You are a great mother. Thank you for posting these videos. My own son is severely Autistic and thank God for my in-laws who support us 10000%. People judge us also, and on occasion have mentioned group homes etc. We love Jory and think of him as a blessing and NOT a burden. I wish these people would just mind their business. James is a beautiful young man, I can't wait to see more.
The neat thing about charities is they make you feel good for having a disabled child. Thanks guys!
Jessica Miller
I am an advocate for all children. I especially have a soft spot for children with special circumstances and needs. I admire your courageousness and willingness to make a difference. Special children have exceptional moms!
Sonyelle M.
I am truly excited about what lies in store for PAC. When the motive for caring comes straight from the heart, nothing but good things can follow!
Delphine Reed
The Halloween party was excellent! Thank you for caring about kids with autism and other special needs.
Melissa V. Parry
Thank you for all the get togethers you have. My family really appreciates it. Also please give a special thank you to "Shell" for taking the time to put together such a fantastic feast for the taping we attended. We are still talking about how special it was to us and the children. Thank you so very much... and god bless you!
John Burge Jr.
We loved the fun family day. I can't wait for the grand opening. PAC will be able to help my son so much!!!
Allecia Reynolds
I love the idea. This is an underserved market.
Clifford Freitas
PAC is the best thing to happen to our family.
Laura & Tim W.
It was as if we were meeting a group of long lost family members that greeted us with kindred spirits of acceptance and love
Darryl & Myra T.
Good morning. I am a mother of 6 year old twins. One of which has severe cognitive impairments with autistic tendencies. He could be more autistic than anything. It is truly hard to diagnose. Anyhow, I saw an article in my local Sterling Heights paper and was ECSTATIC that someone is doing what you are! I can not even begin to tell you how happy this makes me! I have always dreamed of a special needs play place. I even had a location in mind, but working fulltime myself, it is doubtful to ever come to fruition. So, again, I cannot tell you how excited I am!
Greg & Nicole
Love this idea. I live in the area and we have needed something like this for a long time. Thank you. I will be coming when it is ready.
Colleen Sikora
Good Morning! My son Alex (13 y.o.) has autism. He is the biggest love and joy in our home! Yesterday, Alex received a flyer "Play Place". I was over-joyed! Finally, somewhere for OUR special kids. I got really tired of trying to take Alex to Chuck E. Cheese and the likes, only to end up watching my son like a hawk because others refuse to understand a child with autism. I had wondered if a place like this would ever open....here you are!
Ericka Bryant