Ask the Parents: Activities & Organizations for Child with Communication Disorder


Activities & Organizations for Child with Communication Disorder (Similar to Autism)

Great Lakes Bay has many organizations that offer programs for children who have been diagnosed with autism.  However, children that do not receive this diagnosis status but need special assistance, are left in the dark with parents paying out of pocket.  This Ask the Parent contains advice given by the Facebook followers, with some Great Lakes Bay Moms suggestion.If I missed something, please contact me.

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Sensory Sensitive Events

PARENT SUGGESTIONS:

Sky Zone Saginaw
Rita Gonder … Sky Zone offers special jumps for children with sensory needs.
      Dow Bay Area Family Y (Bay City)
Rochelle Owczarzak … I do know the Y in Bay City has swim times for children with sensory needs.
     

Emagine Theatre – Birch Run Cinema

Jenny Reinert Blehm … Birch Run Cinema has autism friendly movies listed on their website.  Several times a week they have showings.
         

GREAT LAKES BAY MOMS SUGGESTIONS:

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum AUTISM FAMILY NIGHT All families welcomed Admission $5
 

Midland Gymnastics

OPEN GYM Admission $5

  Midland Center for the Arts SENSORY FRIENDLY DAYS Regular Museum Admission
  SENSORY-SENSITIVE EVENT Chucky Cheese (Saginaw) SENSORY SATURDAY First Saturday of the month
 

SENSORY-SENSITIVE

EVENT

Midland Cinema SENSORY FRIENDLY MOVIES
 

Great Lakes Bay Moms’ 

KIDS CALENDAR 

Daily listing of events

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Programs

PARENT SUGGESTIONS:

Great Lakes Music Therapy
Janelle Ballard … Great Lakes Music Therapy offers piano lessons and music therapy for children.  We just opened a new office in downtown Bay City at 721 Washington Ave (in the Jimmy John’s building).
        My Tempo Music Therapy
Rachel Butzin … My Tempo Music Therapy offers classes specific for communication.  Miss Cindy is amazing!  She worked for the schools before transitioning to private classes.
        Zehnders Splash Village
Jennifer Warren … Splash Village offers swimming classes also.
       

GREAT LAKES BAY MOMS SUGGESTIONS:

Disability Services Resource Center – Adaptive Sports (Bay City): Camping for Children and Adults Disability Awareness Training Adaptive Sports and Athletic Events

Saginaw YMCA

(Saginaw)

Athletics and Autism

PROGRAMS

Game Changers (Bay City):

ABA Therapy

Speech Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Top ***Special thanks to the Facebook parents who replied to the question and allowed me to share their thoughts.