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Snoezelen Room

Ongwanada's Snoezelen Room opened in April, 2001 and is based on a practice originally developed in the Netherlands in 1984. The Snoezelen concept comes from the recognition that stimulation, relaxation and enjoyment are basic needs of all individuals. Everyone thrives in the world around them through their senses and Snoezelen brings sensory experiences together, in a therapeutic room, for people with a developmental disability who cannot participate in other leisure activities in typical ways.

The Snoezelen Room concept is able to bring the activity to the client in ways that enables them to interact with the equipment which then responds and changes to their touch. To have an effect on what is happening in the room and the ability to choose the activity gives a sense of accomplishment to the individual.

A Snoezelen room is designed to be a relaxing and entertaining environment. The room has subdued lighting and is furnished with specially designed, interactive equipment that creates lights, sounds and smells. Depending on the client's needs the room can be used to provide a variety of sensory elements to help stimulate or relax the senses.

Individuals with developmental disabilities are asked that they visit the room in the company of an adult who is willing to attend a prior orientation session offered by Ongwanada staff on the use of the equipment, safety and other special features. The room may be booked for 25 to 55 minute sessions between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. There is a $5 fee per session subject to ability to pay.

For more information about this program, please contact Ongwanada's Social Work Department at 613-548-4417 ext. 3311

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Join us for an evening of merriment while creating your own personal masterpiece!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m.  9 p.m.
Light refreshment at 6:30
WHY: Because the United Way needs our help!
HOW: Register at https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1170797

Included in the price:
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Click below to see the Accreditation Report.

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