1260 BUTH DR NE, COMSTOCK PARK, MI 49321, us

(616) 279-6414

Applied Behavioral Science Institution LLC

Providers of ABA therapy for children with autism in grand rapids

Local Sensory Friendly Events

Businesses with Monthly Sensory Activities



  • Play Baseball with the West Michigan Miracle League 
    • For children with mental and physical disabilities ages 5-18. Register in the spring or fall, located in Rockford, MI
    • http://wmml.org/
  • SkyZone- Monthly sensory days, click on the  link for their schedule
    • https://www.skyzone.com/programs/sensory-hours
  • Celebration Cinema-Sensory Showtimes, click on the  link for their schedule
    • https://celebrationcinema.com/events/sensory-showtimes/
  • Reboundz- Monthly sensory days, click on the  link for their schedule
    • https://www.rebounderz.com/location/edison/sensory-friendly-program/
  • Spartan YMCA Family Hope Program- 
    • Program designed for HF ASD 17yr olds and up
    • monthly themes and it is free
    • https://www.grymca.org/ymca-family-hope
  • Hearts for the Arts Special Needs Art Classes
    • https://www.hearts4thearts.com/specialneeds
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum Sensory Saturdays
    • They also have sensory kits you can rent out
    • https://kvm.kvcc.edu/plan/sensory_saturdays.html
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum-Museum has become more sensory friendly
    • They also have sensory kits you can rent out
    • https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/grand-rapids-childrens-museum-offers-sensory-friendly-play-environment/
  • Indian Trails Camp- A camp set up for special needs individuals of all ages
    • Day Camp: June, July, & August, Overnight respites September-May 2day-6day sessions, drop-in respites (Sept-May) Current scheduled: 1/19, 2/16,3/16,4/20
    • Summer Camp- June-August
    • Year Round Camp Options
    • http://ikuslife.org/services/indian-trails-camp/#day-camp
  • Chuck E Cheese- Sensory Sensitive Sundays
    • The first Sunday of the month from 9am-11am
    • https://www.chuckecheese.com/events/sensory-sensitive-sundays
  • Aerials Gym on Coit-
    • Special needs gymnastics class Monday evenings from 6pm-7pm
    • Only $10 and drop ins are welcome
    • http://www.aerialsgymgr.com/classes-special-needs.php
  • Special Olympics Young Athletes Program

ASD Friendly Locations


  • Indian Trails Camp
    • 1859 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum 
    • 272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Frederick Meijer Gardens
    • 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
  • Open studio at Artists Creating Together
    • 1140 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 4101, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • Click link for schedule: https://www.artistscreatingtogether.org/open-studios
  • North Beach Park
    • 18775 North Shore Dr, Ferrysburg, MI 49409 
    • Has a beach accessible wheelchair available
  • Frog Hollow Park
    • 2050 Metro Court, Wyoming 
    • Has no barrier, free play areas, and rubber playground equipment
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
    • 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
    • 9651, 8450 N 43rd St, Augusta, MI 49012
  • Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford
    • 3777 Rector Ave NE, Rockford, MI 49341
  • Edge Water Music Therapy 
    • 251 N Rose St #200, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Autism Support of Kent County Music Therapy
    • http://autismsupportofkentcounty.org/musictherapy.htm
  • Music Therapy at Fransiscan Life Process Center
    • https://lifeprocesscenter.org/services/music-therapy/
  • Arts in Motion Studio
    • 147 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • Here is a list of all autism friendly camps in Michigan (click on the link on this page listed as "summer camps in Michigan):

ASD Friendly Events


  • 2019 Blue Bridge Walk for Autism and Sensory Friendly Museum Night
    • Downtown Grand Rapids on April 25, 2019 4PM
  •  Sensory Friendly Event at Blandford Nature Center 
    • Thursday April 25th at 6pm
  • Sensory Friendly Day at Lansing Lugnuts Stadium June 30th 1:05pm

Please Let Us Know If We Are Missing Any Events/Locations That Should Be Included!