A Better Learning Environment

Chemical Free Facility 

Holland Center strives to create the best learning environment possible for our clients. This includes minimizing chemicals from the environment that may be harmful to the children.

Our center uses chemical free, non-toxic and plant base cleaning products. Holland Center also uses hydrogen peroxide for cleaning.  We hire a professional carpet cleaning company that uses enhanced water that is electrolyzed and oxidized, instead of chemicals, to create a powerful cleaning solution.

There are no pesticides or herbicides used on the grounds. All students, staff, and visitors are requested to remove their shoes or wear center only shoes at Holland.

The paint used throughout the center is NO VOC paint which eliminates exposure to volatile organic compounds.  The cove adhesives used are rated green and NO VOC as well.

The floor on the main level is marmoleum.  Marmoleum is a non-toxic, anti-bacterial flooring.  The upper level is carpet that has been completely outgassed.

Wood or metal is chosen whenever possible for center needs. We strive to lessen any plastic, especially soft plastics. which can be toxic. We strive to be compliant with European Union standards of safety.

Staff are asked to refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, lotions and shampoos.

The playground contains two "Rainbow Playsets" built with Redwood. The wood is untreated to reduce potential toxins.

For more information about how chemicals impact our environment, please visit:
http://www.ewg.org/about-us

Gluten/Casein/Peanut/Artificial Color Free Environment

The benefits of dietary intervention have been supported by researchers in the Autism Community. Our therapists work with professionals to understand these dietary interventions and help assist families in their implimentation. Our therapists also understand the need for vitamin and mineral supplementation and are trained to administer these supplements as well as other prescribed medications.

Holland Center is a Gluten and Casein free facility. Research has shown that some children with autism have been found to have insufficient amounts of the DPPIV enzyme that breaks down the Gluten and Casein molecules. In order to provide these children with the safest environment possible, we do not permit clients to bring foods containing Gluten and Casein into Holland Center.  

For more information about Gluten and Casein Free dietary interventions, please visit:
www.autismndi.com
www.gfcfdiet.com
www.www.autism.org/leakygut.html
www.glutenfree.com

Artificial food coloring is not permitted in items that are meant to be consumed at the center. These dyes have been linked to hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, behavior issues, and tumors.

For more infomation about artifical colors, please visit:
https://cspinet.org/new/pdf/food-dyes-rainbow-of-risks.pdf

In order to best meet the needs of our clients with peanut allergies, we are a peanut-free facility.

For more information about our facilities, contact us at 952.401.9359 or via e-mail info@hollandcenter.com.
 
Holland Center
10273 Yellow Circle Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343
952.401.9359


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