About us

We provide a safe and specialized play area for all Autistic and other special needs individuals and their families, while helping facilitate community education and acceptance.

SPACE is located in the historic post office building in downtown Janesville, Wisconsin at 21 South Jackson Street, Suite 150. We have a private entrance off of Dodge Street, or you can use our ADA accessible entrance through the Hometown Pharmacy main door on Jackson Street.

We are open for scheduled Play Sessions and Community Outings for local school Special Ed programs and Adult Day programs.  If you are with a school district or adult service provider and would like to schedule an outing, please message us using the Contact Us form.

Our center

SPECIFIC SUPPORT FOR EVERY CADET

All families must register their SPACE cadet(s) prior to their first visit.
We schedule play sessions based on our volunteers' availability.
We keep the capacity of each play session low.
This allows ample room for all of our cadets and their families to explore SPACE.
We are an 'ageless' facility. We try to have enjoyable activities for all ages of neurodivergent individuals,
including swings with a weight capacity of up to 350 lbs, and slides up to 250 lbs.

Entrance fee is per dependent. Adults and infants under 12 months are free.
We DO NOT offer supervision, so an adult caregiver must attend to their dependent(s).

We area a 'Sock-Only' facility, so all attendees must place shoes at the door and wear only socks.
We prefer the grippy-style socks, and will have adult and child sizes available to purchase for $2/pair.
Feel free to bring in your own grippy socks rather than purchasing ours!

Large Play Area

Our large play area has high weight capacity swings, hammocks chairs, activity wall panels, crash pads, starry tunnel, and a large playset with slides. Many multi-sensory options to explore and enjoy!

Calming Rooms

We have two smaller quiet rooms for individuals needing a more private sensory experience. Each room contains a swing, crash pad,
small table and chairs, parent chair, and quiet sensory activities.

Junior Cadets

This room has equipment and sensory items more geared and sized for our junior SPACE cadets under age 5.

Activity Room

The room has tables and chairs to explore our shelves full of sensory bins, board games, puzzles, and other tabletop toys. The activity room is also where registered parties can enjoy their cake and presents!

Current Play Sessions!!

Play Sessions are based on volunteer availability, and may be subject to unexpected change or cancellation.
We will do our best to find another volunteer to cover the session prior to cancellation.
Currently we do not offer refunds, but will help reschedule play sessions.
We post our play sessions weekly on Sundays on our social media,
so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Play sessions july week 3

Solo Mission Request

We offer family Solo Missions for families who may prefer a private visit to SPACE. These are one-hour play sessions for one immediate family to explore and enjoy SPACE privately. The cost is $25 for the first dependent, $10 for each additional dependent over the age of one. Adult caregivers and infants under one are free of charge. We will do our best to schedule a one-hour Solo Mission based on your schedule, along with our volunteers' schedules. Thank you for your interest!
SPACE Solo Mission

Thank You Sponsors!

Your $5,000+ donation is essential for supporting and furthering our SPACE mission!!

There are no limits in SPACE!

Offering specialized play and community education for full inclusion.