The Sensory Club started in Wisconsin in 2016 after Brian Hall, a friend of his, and her autistic son were looking for a place to play indoors. After being unable to find somewhere that would work or being unable to find anywhere specifically for people with special needs, Brian made an off-the-cuff comment, “Well, then maybe I should open one?” Just like that, the concept was born to fill a much-needed niche by supporting the special needs community and providing a place for individuals, families, and friends to come and share time together. Fast forward six months later—with a commitment to servant leadership as the foundation – the first Sensory Club was opened. Within hours it was evident that it would change lives, lots of lives… including our own! To say that this has been a humbling journey for our team would be an immense understatement.
Looking back and seeing what we’ve accomplished so far proves that we’ve only touched on the surface of what we can do moving forward, all while instilling the core values of love, compassion, and respect.