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Educational space for special needs kids is a first of its kind

Designed by a Fremont special education teacher, the Sensory Courtyard is a calming space filled with butterflies, waterfalls, and even a swing. It looks to provide a calm environment for kids to learn and have fun. By Rachael Miner April 6, 2019 Little giggles and lots of jangles can be heard throughout the Sensory Courtyard. The…
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A room of one’s own

The YWCA’s Snoezelen Room is a completely customizable therapeutic space — and it’s now open to the public By Emma Reilly December 27, 2018 Jennifer McCombs sits cozily in a corner, her body swaddled in a large blanket. In her hands, which are securely tucked under the folds of the blanket, she holds two bright pink…
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Imagine a room where…

By Brian Selders October 5, 2018 As the diagnoses of autism, individuals with multiple disabilities and an ever-aging population continues to rise, the need for sensory integration that assists with improving the sensory and behavioral needs of clients and their families has become vital. In 2016, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), located in Rolling Meadows, IL,…
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