holidays are quickly approaching, and so are opportunities for tons of
family-friendly activities for kids of all ages. But being sensitive to your
child’s specific needs, it can be sometimes be challenging to sort through all
the activities that might be right for you. How can you find sensory-friendly
events for your kids in Detroit?
We’ve done the research for you and have highlighted five events that we think
are wonderful choices for your next family outing this holiday season!
The Detroit area is full of festive and fun activities
designed primarily to be inclusive of all children, including children and
families with sensory-processing disorders and other concerns. Looking to
implement or strengthen skills you and your child have learned through ABA Therapy? Check out our top five favorites below
for some fantastic events this holiday season.
Five Family-Friendly Detroit-area Holiday Events:
- Towers of Tomorrow Lego event
- Sensory-friendly play at Detroit Kid City
- Dinner with Santa at the Detroit Zoo
- Movie night at the AMC Theatre
- Sensory-friendly Santa at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi
Children and children at heart are
encouraged to come and see amazing, larger-than-life Lego skyscrapers at the
Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn now through January 5, 2020. Kids are even
encouraged to build their own Lego creations, as well! The best part?
Sensory-friendly Saturday events are offered each week to cater to children and
families with special needs.
A great event for children 16 and under,
this sensory-friendly event allows kids with sensory-processing disorders to
enjoy cardio drumming and marble painting! With two dates to choose from,
organizers have cultivated an event sure to provide a safe and fun
family-friendly event for you and your kids!
What are the holidays without a visit to
Santa? If the thought of that can give you pause because of the stress and
noise, we have just the event for you. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner in the
Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, complete with arts and crafts opportunities, and
a visit with Santa himself! This year organizers have created a dedicated night
aimed at being sensory-friendly: dimmed lights, soft music, and a reduced
capacity to create a more serene and enjoyable environment for everyone. Plus,
admission to the Wild Lights exhibit is included in your zoo ticket price!
Movie Night at the AMC Theatre
The second and fourth Saturday, as well
as every Tuesday night, are considered sensory-friendly programming days at most AMC
theatres throughout Detroit. These sensory-friendly showings feature
lower volumes, and the house lights on to make children of all abilities feel
comfortable and safe. Not to mention, they encourage dancing, singing, and
exploring during these shows, too! Check out the programming to find the
perfect event for your younger and older children, as there’s something for
everyone at AMC!
Looking for another opportunity to take
your child to see Santa in a less stressful environment? There are plenty of
opportunities in the Detroit-metro area! One of our favorites is
this Santa experience in Novi.
By registering in advance, you can have a dedicated time slot for your child to
visit Santa and take pictures with him without the stress of other events. Set
in a sensory-minimal environment, this event is sure to be a great addition to
your holiday plans!
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we offer a holistic approach to ABA Therapy. We’re family-focused, meaning we aim to
provide all the services you need under one roof. We bring together
evidence-based ABA Therapy
in additional to Speech, Occupational, along with counseling services, as well.
today for services uniquely tailored to your family’s