PAC Newsletter
Holiday Edition



Cheers my friends...

to good grub, great gatherings and GOD's blessings.

From everyone here at Play-Place for Autistic Children, we extend a warm and heartfelt "THANK YOU" to everyone for your overwhelming passion, generosity and support throughout the past year.


As I reflect on the many memorable moments of 2012, I am exceptionally grateful for the many strides PAC has made and even moreso for all the great families and PAC pals I've met along the way that have truly helped impact and expand my vision for PAC. For the welcoming, infectious smiles; the uncontrollable flow of tears as you've shared your stories; the heartwarming sound of joy and laughter as our kids slid down the giant slide at the Halloween party; splished and splashed at our swim event or caught a couple of pancakes at our pancake breakfast...PAC THANKS YOU! 2013 holds a plethora of promise with our grand opening, new friends and the opportunity to service the autism community. We know that with hard work, diligence and your continued support, we will continue to move forward with our goal of helping families affected by Autism.


CHEERS my friends! May 2013 bring you blissful breakthrough and an abundance of blessings!!! 



PAC Permanent Home Update

Our goal for 2012 was to secure a permanent home for PAC so that we could begin the build-out process. After excitedly entering into very promising negotiations for property in the Marketplace Plaza located at 15 and Van Dyke, I'm disappointed to announce that during the final stage of talks, the owner unexpectedly pulled out, with no explanation. Optimistically encouraged, we have begun looking at other sites and hope to secure a home by January. I fell in love with the area and idea of it being near the hub of Macomb county and am concentrating on the 15/16 Mile and Van Dyke/Schoenherr areas. Fingers crossed, whispering into GOD's ear, PAC will be in Sterling Heights. Stay tuned...
Introducing new PAC board member - Judi Rosso 

PAC is proud to announce our new board member, Judi Rosso.
Judi Rosso is a certified public accountant and owner in Cech, Rosso & Company, P.C., located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. A graduate with high distinction from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, Judi has been working in the accounting and tax arenas for individuals, businesses and non-profits in the tri-county area for over 40 years. 
Judi is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Practitioners, the Michigan Business and Professionals Association and the Rochester chapter of the Local Business Network.  
"I'm excited to be able to participate in making this vision become a reality!  My niece is challenged by autism, and I am very aware of the need for a place where parents and children can enjoy activities in a safe and friendly environment."
PAC Pal designs Holiday Card

PAC is proud to feature the original artwork of our PAC pal Todd Wallace which graced our very first holiday greeting card - mailed to over 200 families and friends. Despite being challenged by autism, Todd is a talented artist with a passion for drawing. He took the initiative and created a beautifully designed imprint for our holiday card. We are honored to have featured his delightful work of art! THANKS Todd!
RSVP for your FREE PAC Magnet

PAC is proud to announce the arrival of our new Defeat Autism car magnets. As a token of appreciation, we are distributing complimentary magnets to PAC supporters. If you would like to be a recipient of this high-quality, fade proof, 5-1/4 (H) x 8-1/4 (W) colorful magnet, please respond to this newsletter with your address and we will gladly mail your complimenary magnet. Pick-up is also available.
Congratulations Marilyn Lane - State Representative!

PAC would like to express a huge high five, emphatic fist pump and big congratulations to State Representative Marilyn Lane on her re-election to represent Michigan's 31st House District. Marilyn has been a tireless supporter of PAC and has volunteered at many of our events. She has also championed the cause of Autism and has used her vote to help pass groundbreaking legislation. She is an invaluable asset to the community and a passionate Autism advocate. We are proud to count her among our supporters. 
Congratulations Marilyn!
"BRIDGES" at Rockpointe Community Church



Is attending Sunday worship just unfathomable? Is service simply not conducive to your unique needs as a special needs family? Rockpointe Community Church has a special needs program called 'Bridges' with a team of skilled, ultra-sensitive volunteers who care for special needs children so that their parents can attend worship. They understand.


Rockpointe currently has room for several children at the 9:00am service & 1 or 2 open slots at the 11:00am service. Parents do not have to be a member at Rockpointe, however they do require that you remain in the building while they are caring for your child. Rockpointe is located at 38100 Utica Road (halfway between Schoenherr and Hayes), Sterling Heights.


For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, please contact program director, Barbara Waldorf at 586.322.2660 or Alan Dueweke at 586.202.2174.


Be sure to tell them PAC sent you. 

PAC would like to acknowledge and THANK the following community constituents and organizations for their December donations.100% of all donations go to the opening of Play-Place for Autistic Children. We are truly grateful for your goodwill and generosity and look forward to serving the community.


Eastpointe Gratiot Cruise - $500

Shelby/Utica Kiwanis Club - $600 

Clinton Valley Kiwanis Club - $200

Chuck Nagy - $200

One Networking Inc. - $250

Chase Bank Community Giving - $335

Julie Bratten-Paparazzi Accessories - $500



June 22, 2013- 2nd Annual "Play for PAC" Golf Outing

Sycamore Hills Golf Course

48787 North Avenue

Macomb, MI 48042

Join us for a day of fun, food and foursomes.

18 holes at the beautiful Sycamore Hills Golf Course featuring a scramble format with putting, closest to the pin, longest drive and skins contests, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and MORE. More details coming soon.


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

A Spooky Good Time at PAC's Halloween Party
Pac's Halloween Party
Pac's Halloween Party


Big smiles, laughs, and full trick-or-treat bags helped cap off our biggest event ever! Our guests, most of whom came dressed up as their favorite super hero, comic book character, or classic halloween creation enjoyed an evening full of giant slides and bouncers, bowling, pumpkin decorating, trick or treat town, and so much more. A big THANK YOU goes out from everyone at PAC to all who attended, sponsored, and volunteered. Another thank you goes out to all of the businesses who participated in our trick-or-treat town. 


With every event we put on, we are more excited, enthused, and driven to make Play-Place for Autistic Children a place unlike any other; a community where everyone feels welcome and invited. It was our pleasure to put on this free event and we can't wait for the next one!


Check out all of the great pictures from the event on our Facebook page!

In This Issue
Permanent Home Update
Welcome Judi Rosso
PAC Pal designs our Holiday Card
Complimentary PAC Magnets
Congrats Marilyn Lane!
Rockpointe Community Church
Donation Thank Yous
Save the Date
Halloween Party Wrap-up
PAC on Social Media

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Play-Place for Autistic Children

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Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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