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Therapy & Fun

 Registration is now CLOSED

Thank you to all who registered; it is going to be a GREAT summer! If you are on the wait list, we will contact you if a spot opens up. THANK YOU for participating in our programs. We can’t wait to see you ROAR!!

June 25 – August 8
Tuesdays – Thursdays
9:00am – 12:15pm
*No program on July 4th

Mayflower Congregational Church
2345 Robinson Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Therapy & Fun is a seven week summer program set up similar to a day camp. Children ages 3-14 with a range of disabilities attend three days a week and participate in activities facilitated by our therapists (speech, occupational, and dance-movement) and peer-to-peer volunteers. Activities include games, crafts, music, and more. Over the summer, clients are able to build their speech, motor, and social skills so they can be prepared for the school year ahead.

Caregiver Support Groups

In previous years, we have offered Caregiver Workshops during Therapy & Fun. This year, we’re expanding this program by holding Caregiver Support Groups! These groups offer caregivers an opportunity to connect with other families and receive support, facilitated by one of our expertly trained Social Workers. Plus, child care is available during these sessions, to offer a distraction-free setting to learn and grow alongside other Therapy & Fun families.

On the last day of the program (August 8) we will hold a Caregiver Resource Fair, to empower families with resources that might be helpful now or in the future. Topics covered in previous years include at-home therapeutic techniques, special education policies, mental health for parents, financial planning, and more. These topics are presented by our staff and experts in the field who want to help families and caregivers cultivate a successful and confident plan to care for themselves and their loved ones.

Caregiver Support Groups are free and open to the public, regardless of if you’re participating in the Therapy & Fun summer program.

Previous Caregiver Workshops Have Included:

Laughter Yoga with Angela Essick Dykes

KISD Special Education with Kirsten Myers 

Water Safety with Whitney Ferrell

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital  Injury Prevention with Kelley Miller

Estate Planning and Trusts with Attorney Daniel Blauw

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?

We accept many insurances, including:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Molina
  • Meridian
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care- Community Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Priority Health

If your insurance is not on here, reach out to us anyway. We can check with our insurance folks to see if we can add them to our list!

What if my insurance doesn't cover it?

All service fees are adjusted on a sliding scale, based on income. For programs like Therapy and Fun, we offer payment plans (not based on credit) over 6-9 months.

What documents do you need to get started?

We usually need the following items before we can schedule you:

  • a copy of your insurance card
  • a doctor’s referral (fax to 616-559-1056)
  • a copy of your child’s IEP, if applicable 
How long does it take to get an appointment?

We can usually see new clients within two weeks. The longest part of the process is usually waiting to hear back from insurance.