Sensory/Autism Friendly Community

Listing Title
Description

Going to the dentist can be a cause for anxiety for most of us, but it’s a very different feeling for those with autism. Our dental experts Dr. Greg Grillo and Dr. David Hudnall have spent countless hours helping patients and caregivers prepare for upcoming dental visits as well as helping them with tips and techniques that ensure proper oral health habits in the future.

Patients with special needs often have difficulty staying still and allowing the dentist to do what’s needed, which is why a loved one should always be present. Everyone needs a “figurative” hand to hold sometimes, especially those who fear the dentist, and it’s no different for patients with autism.

Description

The Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin provides training to medical staff on ways to reduce barriers and create more accessible environments so that individuals with Autism can receive routine vaccinations in a safe and calming environment. Accessible vaccine kits and visual supports are also available to support individuals.

Phone
608-630-9147
Address
437 S. Yellowstone Drive, Madison, WI
53719
Location by County/County(ies) served
Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Sauk
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Short Description
We have locations in West Madison, East Madison, and Fitchburg.
Description

At Children’s Dental Center of Madison, all of our dentists love children – that’s why they became pediatric dentists. We want Children’s Dental Center to become your children’s dental home. This is a concept that builds a relationship from a very early age with not only your child but with you as well. We strive to provide a fun, comfortable, and safe environment for your child to receive dental care. We have an incredible team of highly-trained pediatric dentists in three convenient locations. All you need to do is look for our smiling purple face.

Phone
608-833-6545
Address
7001 Old Sauk Rd., Ste 200, Madison, WI
53717
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old
Funding Sources
Private Insurance, Medicaid
Description

We offer Sensory-Friendly / Relaxed performances, which provide extra support inside & outside the theater to enable youth on the autism spectrum or those with sensory or communication needs & their families to be able to attend the performance together. The main goal of a sensory friendly performance is to create a space where youth and their families feel comfortable, supported, and free to be themselves.

Phone
608-255-2080
Address
1055 E Mifflin St, Madison, WI
53703
Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane
Ages Served
3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Funding Sources
Private Pay
Short Description
Participating locations will open two hours early on the first Sunday of the month to offer a sensory-friendly experience for families.
Description

Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. Through our Sensory Sensitive Sundays program we’re able to offer families a quieter dining and entertainment environment, dimmed lighting and a sensory-friendly arcade experience. Our sensory-friendly events also include a trained and caring staff to ensure each guest has a safe, fun-filled visit.

Location by County/County(ies) served
Dane, Rock
Ages Served
Birth - 2 years old, 3-5 years old, Elementary School Age, Middle School Age
Funding Sources
Private Pay