Austin’s Playroom

Children who visit the Watson Institute’s Psychological Services Department at our Sewickley location can take a break in our Austin’s Playroom. This child-focused area is located near the entrance vestibule.

You and Your Child Can Take a Break

The Playroom is a place where you and your child can relax and have some fun.

  • For visitors to the Watson Institute’s Psychological Services Department.
  • Adults, please stay with your child.
  • Light refreshments as well as a microwave and refrigerator are available to Playroom visitors.

History of the Playroom

In 1996, Nathalie and Mario Lemieux’s son, Austin, was born prematurely and spent 71 days in a hospital Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). His parents spent many days there, which was also hard on his sisters who were just toddlers. Soon after, they created Austin’s Playrooms for young hospital visitors. Nathalie Lemieux serves as Chair of Austin’s Playrooms and Vice President of the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

The Watson Institute is proud to bring an Austin’s Playroom to our facility through our partnership with the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

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