Sensory Life Activity Center 459 Irvin Avenue Rochester, PA 15074 US

(724) 775-2092

Making a Difference for children with Autism


Learn about our passionate team, and how you can help children with autism or sensory processing disorders.


What is Autism?


  As defined by the CDC:  Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability  that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.   

What is Sensory Processing Disorder?


Sensory Processing Disorder is a condition where the brain receives an over/under stimulation of any senses. Over stimulation can cause  difficulty focusing, extreme irritability, restlessness / discomfort, stress, and fear.  Under stimulation can lead to "stimming".   When someone with Autism "stims", they may rock, flick their fingers, jump, sniff things, etc. Input is needed to stimulate the senses.

Our Mission


We're here to help! 

Our mission is to provide an Active Sensory Gym where children with Autism or Sensory needs can play, have fun, socialize, and learn in a safe environment. Parents of these children will have a place to get information, meet other parents with "like" children, and watch their child learn and grow.

Coming Soon!

We are currently seeking a location and will keep you updated when we are ready to open our doors. With help from you and others we can speed this process along. Please help us, help you.

About Us

Our History


Danielle and Gary Whoric started Sensory Life Activity Center in February, 2019.  Having a child with Autism and sensory needs, we understand the stresses and joys that come with a special needs child.  

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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