The Sensory Garden and Discovery Space is being created for the well-being, learning, and coping needs of children and adults with autism, sensory impairments, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.
The garden will include a multi-purpose programming space that will allow users to experiment with and manipulate natural materials, focus attention on sensory experiences, participate in activities that enhance physical wellness, balance and coordination and engage in calming and relaxing activities.
Donate to support the creation of the Sensory Garden via an online form.
Volunteers are needed to help maintain the garden as well as volunteers willing to help with programming. Join our team!
Below is a conceptual design for the Sensory Garden and Discovery Space as well as ideas for other elements.
The Sensory Room is a unique space for children on the spectrum to interact with an array of sensory experiences. The room is designed to allow children to customize their experience by choosing which sensory experiences they wish to use. What makes the room unique is that the room can be set to calming and serene atmosphere for children who are experiencing sensory overload, or it can be easily be turned into a colorful and active play area if the child needs more sensory stimulation.
Children, together with their families and caregivers, may benefit from improved focus, cognitive development and sensory development as well as benefiting from these calming effects.