Scottsdale opens new multi-sensory environment room

Multi-sensory room, fiber optic spray

Fiber optic spray lights (Submitted photo)

Scottsdale’s Adapted Recreation Services Center will unveil its new multi-sensory environment room at an open house and dedication ceremony April 9.

Multi-sensory environment rooms create a stimulating yet relaxing atmosphere for adults and children with a variety of disabilities, a press release explains. Scottsdale Leadership Class 29 “Team Possibilities 5.0” coordinated the development of this new room as part of a class project.

Multi -sensory room, bubble tube

The “bubble tube” (Submitted photo)

The public is invited to experience the multi-sensory environment at an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. at Scottsdale’s Adapted Recreation Services Center, 8102 E. Jackrabbit Road.

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will formally dedicate the room at 6:30 p.m.

Multi-sensory environment rooms can be set up for people of all ages for therapy and education, or recreation and leisure, the release continues.

They provide special environments for a wide range of conditions and disorders; including dementia, autism, intellectual disability, brain injury and chronic pain, the release states.

Scottsdale’s room has four distinct zones:

A Social Scene gives people a cozy spot to relax with friends; the Exploration Station lets visitors touch, feel and explore a variety of objects; Kinetic Korner uses energy to mold kinetic sand and reveal objects hidden within; and Dream Land is a private space where people can escape the busy outside world with a good book.

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