NSDRC Mobile Snoezelen® Room 2019 Campaign
MEDICATION ISN'T ALWAYS THE ANSWER. The North Shore Disability Resource Centre has launched a campaign to create Canada's first mobile multi-sensory environment: a Mobile Snoezelen® Room. Instead of medicating our kids to calm or engage them, let's stimulate their senses instead.
Help us get NSDRC's Mobile Snoezelen® Room on the road!
Multi-sensory environments are safe and relaxing spaces, designed to stimulate the sense. They offer a way to soothe and calm the agitated and engage the withdrawn. Your support will enable NSDRC to deliver sensory experiences and therapies to people on the North shore and across the Lower Mainland, for individual therapy, community programming, and more.
We need the support of individual donors and corporate sponsors to get our Mobile Snoezelen® Room on the road. The Mobile Snoezelen® Room will be a true community resource. We want to see our multi-sensory environment on wheels be used by not only children but the elderly, young adults in schools, patients and staff in hospitals and care facilities, members of our first-responders community , and even people working in corporate environments.
The opportunity to benefit from our multi-sensory environment lies anywhere where people experience anxiety and stress and need a space to relax and ground themselves. This is a resource on wheels, and we'll travel to share it with others across the Lower Mainland.
A Snoezelen® Room on wheels. Why?
Working for a community for all. It's our mission and the drive behind what we do. A Mobile Snoezelen® Room will enable us to deliver multi-sensory experiences and therapies to individuals in the Lower Mainland who may not be able to make it to a multi-sensory room at a fixed location. Instead of people coming to us, we'll bring sensory experiences to them, for programming, and more.
Mobile Wellness: the Mobile Snoezelen® Room will provide a new layer of “easy to access” support for families which can be easily transported to where it’s needed, making any location or event “autism or dementia” friendly.
Proximity: the Mobile Snoezelen® Room can be used during community and cultural events as engagement and awareness tools for fostering inclusion and a deeper understanding of accessibility and disability.
About Multi-Sensory Environments
Multi-sensory environments are safe and relaxing spaces, designed to stimulate the senses. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, these environments can be customized with a multi-sensory or single-sensory focus, depending on the user. Gentle light, soothing sound, relaxing smells and touch can calm the agitated and anxious; exciting visuals, music, sounds and touch can engage and stimulate the passive and withdrawn.
Thank you for supporting this important campaign! We are grateful to all our donors for their support, and for recognizing that building a more accessible & inclusive community for people with disabilities, benefits everyone!