Welcome to Brandon’s Place! 

Where individuals with autism “Just have fun”

Brandon’s Place is a new nonprofit organization located in Oakwood Village, Ohio that provides personalized and interactive services to the autism community.  We are a non-therapeutic center and serve those just diagnosed through adulthood. Our focus is delivering recreational programming to individuals with autism and their families, just choose a program, sign up and have fun!

 

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mom-saying“Thank you so much for connecting Grace and I to the yoga class at Brandon’s Place. We have only been to 2 classes but absolutely love it and Dawn is a terrific instructor. She is helpful and patient with Grace and guides her to her limit but doesn‘t seem to accept giving up. She is amazing and for my Grace who hates exercise she is so excited for Tuesday night to take Yoga class. (My legs ache but Grace tells me if she goes I go!!) Being a working mom, it is so hard to find a place of comfort for your child, let alone your child with autism. I have searched high and low! Thank you so much for making Brandon’s Place that place for her. She absolutely loved your Summer Camp and the Social Club on Monday‘s is the highlight of her week! The teens accept her and she feels part of something important. Though she is younger than most, she fits in wonderfully! I know she is safe and loved even by those who barely know her. Thank you… Somehow I know you know how important this is to us. :) On a side note, my younger daughter raises money each year with her Girl Scout troop and we want to raise money for something at Brandon’s place. I know you are looking for the door safety system. Is there anything else the troop can raise for you!? It‘s a small troop of 5 but my daughter Jordyn said mom Grace loves Brandon’s Place did you see they need a safey door!? Please let us know. I only wish I could do more!  Thank you again and let me know if our troop can help!”  Dedicated Mom ~Kathleen~

 Our Personal Journey                                                                                                    

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Brandon’s Place was developed from my own personal journey in raising my son Brandon. Shortly after he was born, I noticed something was different from his older brother Alex.  Brandon wasn’t reaching any of the same milestones that Alex had reached.  When Brandon was 1 year old, I started seeking help from his pediatrician.  After explaining to the doctor the many struggles Brandon was facing I remember asking the question, “If this was your child what would you do?”  He said he would make an appointment with a neurologist.  Trusting the doctor’s advice, I made an appointment immediately.  During his appointment, the neurologist recommended an MRI, and when the results came back a week later, the doctor said “there is nothing medically wrong with your son” and sent us on our way.  

What happened next changed our lives forever —