PAC Newsletter
October, 2012

Greetings my friends,


October has been a whirlwind of excitement, new experiences and great expectation. PAC's Pancake Pajama breakfast & Sensory Swim events yielded lots of smiles, special moments and sheer fun. With over 225 pre-registered guests, our Halloween celebration is sure to extend that spirit of inclusion, family and fun.


Speaking of being delighted, in an effort to extend its reach and include engaging new community leaders to promote and support positive experiences for children and families affected by Autism, the staff and current board of Play-Place for Autistic Children are happy to welcome new board member, Judith Rosso. Judith is a partner of the accounting firm Cech, Rosso & Company. She brings a wealth of certified public accounting and business expertise. We are pleased that she is joining PAC's board and look forward to Judith's participation and contribution.


Lastly, I'm very proud to announce that I have been approved as a member of the Utica-Shelby Kiwanis. After a "guest" visit and subsequently speaking to the organization about PAC, their purpose and comradery lead me to join this very dynamic group of people in making a difference in people's lives.


While 2012 is rapidly coming to a close, PAC is just as steadfast in opening our doors, hearts and opportunities for all of our families challenged by autism.  


Pancake Pajama Breakfast: A Delicious Success!
Pancake Pajama Breakfast
Pancake Pajama Breakfast

A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who attended our Pancake Pajama Breakfast. Chris Cakes served up delicious pancakes, sausage, and other breakfast treats to families who were treated to cartoons, balloon animals, crafts, and an all around great morning of fun. We sincerely hope everyone who attended left happy, full, and invigorated. We were thrilled to have State Representative Marilyn Lane (Fraser, Mt. Clemens & Clinton Twp) and State Senator Steve Bieda (9th District) come out and volunteer as well. Be sure to check out all of the pictures from the event on our Facebook page or by clicking here.


Thank you everyone for making this event a success!

PAC Partners with NAPA & Community Auto Care Coalitions

Last Month, we announced our partnership with NAPA and the NE Michigan BDG groups as PAC's official community sponsors. Below are a list of stores who are helping to raise money towards PAC's mission to develop a center for families affected by Autism.

Fundraising started October 1st, and is continuing through the end of the month and beyond. Each customer who donates will receive a free set of wiper blades, plus, NAPA and the Auto Care Center will "match" your charitable contribution multiplying your gift to PAC times three, making it go further! We are immensely THANKFUL and ecstatic to be involved with such a great group of people who have committed themselves to our cause and urge you as parents, family, and friends to visit participating stores for all your auto care needs. Here are the stores in your community that are working to support PAC:

All Around Auto - Sterling Heights
American Car Care - Roseville
Auto and Truck Repair - Troy
Automotive Physicians - Shelby
Brakes and More - Royal Oak
Damian's Auto Repair - Troy
Gallant's Auto Repair - Troy
Gordie's Garage - Roseville
Harlers - Shelby
Jake's Automotive - Troy
Jake's Automotive - Auburn Hills
Jefferson Motor Service - Harrison Township
Keith Evola Service - Mt. Clemens
Mechanical Man Auto Service - Mt. Clemens
NAPA Auto Parts - Clawson
NAPA Auto Parts - Waterford
NAPA Auto Parts - Shelby Township
NAPA Auto Parts - Troy
NAPA Auto Parts - Chesterfield
Nash's Auto Service - Shelby Township
Ode Tire & Service - Warren
R&M Automotive - Shelby
Select Motor Care - Harrison Township
Sterling Car Care - Sterling Heights
Sterling Car Care By The Bay - New Baltimore
Top Tech - Royal Oak
Tri Action Clinic - New Baltimore
Troy Auto Care - Troy
V&W Motors - Roseville
Warren Auto & Tire - Roseville


October 27th - Free Howling, Happy Halloween Party!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for goodies, games and a ghoulish good time at the Macomb Township Parks & Rec. Everyone is invited to dress up, but costumes are optional. Come in and mosey around "Trick or Treat Town" where the kids can collect candy and encounter kooky characters or venture thru PAC's party palooza room where we'll have bouncers, a laser-light show & MORE...all in a safe and inclusive environment.




February 5th - Afterglow Autism Affair

Goodnight Gracie's / D'Amato's Italian Restaurant

244 Sherman Drive

Royal Oak, MI 48071

Join us for an elegant evening to help raise money for PAC. More details to be announced soon. Save the date!


Spread the word with family, friends and co-workers!

Splish Splash Swim Party: Gallons of Fun
October has been a great month for PAC family events! We had a wet and wild time at our Splish Splash Sensory Swim. Kids and their families were treated to exclusive access to the beautiful MTPR swimming facility and hospitality room. Swimming, snacks, and an all around great time were had by all who attended. Be sure to check out all of the pictures from the event at our Facebook page or by clicking here.
Partner with PAC and Kroger to defeat Autism

Want to help PAC in our mission to defeat Autism? Register your Kroger PLUS card and a portion of your shopping proceeds will be donated to PAC! Instructions on enrolling are below.


Need some instruction on how to set up your Kroger Community Rewards account? The video below gives you a step by step guide on how to register.


Kroger Community Rewards Instructions
Kroger Community Rewards Instructions
In This Issue
Pancake Pajama Breakfast A Success
PAC/NAPA Partnership
Save the Date
Splish Splash Swim
PAC Partners with Kroger
PAC in the News


Autistic Play Facility Earns Diners' Dollars
C&G News


5 Questions for Shell Jones

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Play-Place for Autistic Children

36755 Metro Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

 Office (586) 254-6533

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