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Pt Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is now a certified Sensory Inclusive facility, registered with KultureCity. Our staff is trained, and we offer headphones, lap pads and other tools to help guests with sensory needs and challenges have the best experience at the Zoo. And you can bring your caregiver or therapist for free with a paid membership or admission: just mention it at the front gate. Click on the Point Defiance Zoo logo to visit their website for more info!

Pacific Science Center Exploration for All invites all families affected by autism spectrum disorder to PacSci for a special free visit. Monthly events take place either in the morning from 8-10 a.m. or in the evening visit from 6:30-8:30 p.m. During Exploration for All, PacSci is not open to the public and guests are asked to enter through the North Entrance. Click the logo to go to the PacSci website for more information and details.

United Way of Pierce County
Click the logo to visit United Way for Resources on Housing, Utilities, Jobs, Transportation & more

NW Furniture Bank
A Step Ahead is an Authorized Referrer for NW Furniture Bank. Is your family in need of furniture for your home? Click the logo for mor information about NW Furniture Bank and Contact your ASAPC FRC for help with your referral.

Tuesday Play Days at CMoT  (Ever Tuesday from 10am to 1130am) The Museum is open every Tuesday morning* exclusively for families with children who have special needs. This family program is drop in, with no reservation required. Admission is Pay As You Will. For more information, contact Miranda Owen at mowen@playtacoma.org or 253.627.6031 ext. 228.

AMC Sensory Friendly Films AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly). Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Child Care Aware of Washington is a great option for families looking for high-quality child care. They work with you to find a licensed childcare option that best meets your family’s needs. With a few details from you, Childcare Aware can put together a customized list of childcare centers in your area that fits your family’s unique set of preferences. Their website also has a great resources page that covers community resources, childcare subsidies and child development. Services are available in all languages. 

The Center for Strong Families motto is “Earn It, Keep It, Grow It.” Their team takes a two-pronged approach to helping Pierce County families improve their economic situation. They work to grow your income potential by connecting you to employment opportunities while providing financial counseling to help you best manage your income. Services are free and are offered in partnership with the Bethel School District, Sound Outreach and United Way of Pierce County. For more information, give them a call at 253-719-3079.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) announced new services this past October to make travel more accessible and less stressful for everyone. The expanded services, like a new pilot program to meet the needs of guests with hidden disabilities, make the airport more accessible and help improve the travel experience beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  For more detailed information, click the Port of Seattle Logo.  Or click here to visit the SeaTac Airports Accessibility Page.