LifeLab Kids Foundation

Empowering youth of all abilities

aka LifeLab Kids   |   Ferndale, MI   |  www.lifelabkids.org

Mission

LifeLab Kids is more than an autism center, we empower youth of all abilities by providing innovative and therapeutic services to help them see past their limitations and lead full lives.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder

Jai Reddy

Main address

3178 Hilton Road

Ferndale, MI 48220 USA

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EIN

81-1334117

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

LifeLab Kids (LLK) was founded to create a safe and engaging environment for children with developmental disabilities, across various spectrums, at a cost that is affordable. From its inception, LLK was designed as a one-stop-shop for all applicable programs to reduce the stress associated with taking a child with special needs to new places. LLK’s own unique clinical facility affords the unity of services under one roof, with therapists and families collaborating on shared goals, communicating successful methods, and using common measurements. LLK’s approach to working with the entire child makes therapy fun and interactive. By uniting the child’s body, mind, and individual interests, LLK’s model is a far more effective solution for children with developmental disabilities and is a visionary model for the medical community’s developmental approach to children with special needs.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Services Provider: Speech, Occupational, Feeding, Art, Music, Fitness, Technology, Life Skills, ABA

LifeLab Kids is dedicated to the health and wellness of all children of all abilities by offering collaborative, evidence-based, and therapeutic therapies and activities for youth ages 2-20.

Our unique, one-stop-shop model is based on what all of us need: to feel healthy, active, and to belong. We bring together therapists from multiple disciplines under one roof to collectively and collaboratively transform lives. The focus at LifeLab Kids is both physical and mental well-being. Our multi-disciplinary team works together; uniting physical, mental, and behavioral therapies, for a holistic approach to helping all youth succeed. Changing the way it has always been done so students can discover their strengths by engaging in their passions.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LifeLab Kids Foundation’s intention is to create a safe and engaging environment for young people with special needs, across various spectrums, at a cost that is affordable. Because LLK is very aware of the stress that comes with taking a child with special needs to a new place, LLK built a one-stop-shop that every family member will love. The ability to unite all therapies under one roof, with therapists and families collaborating on shared goals, communicating successful methods, and utilizing common measurements, is what makes LLK truly unique.

LLK uses a multi-disciplinary approach that includes the following therapies:

Art
Art therapy interventions are unique to each child to best address areas of individual growth and maximize their quality of life.

Speech
Communication is an integral part of a child’s daily life, whether it be verbal or non-verbal. Every child has their own way of communicating and the role of speech therapy is to improve the child’s way of communicating their wants and needs. When a child’s communication is improved, it expands into all areas of their lives.

Music
The aim of the Music Therapy Program is to promote acceptance and creativity and instill joy among those individuals whom LLK serves.

Fitness
The Fitness Program/Recreational Therapy aims to increase the quality of life and overall happiness of its students through its scientifically-proven blend of exercise and play.

Occupational
LLK understands the importance of occupational therapy within its ecosystem and is committed to providing quality resources to its students in need.

Life Skills
Fostering independence with life skills, such as cooking and gardening, can be a wonderful confidence builder for children and a joy for caregivers and parents to watch evolve.

Technology
LLK utilizes technology to safely practice independent living skills that can be applied in real-life situations. Tapping into the fun aspect of experiencing technology maximizes the learning of every student on their own growth journey.

LLK’s staff is highly experienced and appropriately licensed therapists that deliver therapy in each of LLK’s seven offering areas. LLK is in the process of hiring a Clinical Director to oversee and manage all of the therapists. Once this professional is in place, LLK will be able to charge health insurance plans for services, contributing to the organization's financial stability. Relevant partnerships with research and service delivery organizations like Children's Hospital and the Autism Alliance of Michigan also help LLK deliver its mission.

Its one-stop-shop model distinguishes LLK from other providers in the state. Currently, young people with special needs can only choose from programs that focus on a single evidence-based therapy like occupational or applied behavioral analysis (ABA) or those that provide less structured activities like art classes, theater groups, or social meetups. LLK also adds value to the therapeutic experience by creating an environment in which therapists and families can collaborate on shared goals, communicate successful methods, and use common measurements.

Financials

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LifeLab Kids Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jai Depa

JRD Systems

Term: 2016 - 2025


Board co-chair

Jay Schwartz

Schwartz Law Firm

Term: 2018 - 2025

Jay Schwartz

Partner at Schwartz Law Firm

Colleen Allen

CEO of Autism Alliance of Michigan

Kathy August

U. S. Customs & Border Protection

Bobby Nahra

Encore Banquets

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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