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mobile multi-sensory room

The NSDRC has created Canada’s first mobile multi-sensory environment. Instead of medicating our kids to calm or engage them, let’s stimulate their senses instead.

our Mobile Multi-Sensory Room is ready to hit the road!

We built our multi-sensory environment on wheels with community in mind. It’s a health and wellness resource that can be used by children, young adults and the elderly in schools, hospitals and care facilities, first-responder communities, and so many more.

 

Is there a way you can use it, too?

MAKING SENSE OF OUR SENSES IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY

 

Sight. Sound. Touch. Smell. Taste. The world is full of sensory stimuli and we don’t all respond in the same way. Some of us struggle to find ways to make sense of, balance, and regulate our physical, cognitive, emotional, and social responses to what’s going on in our lives, especially in times of stress and high anxiety.

 

HOW MULTI-SENSORY ENVIRONMENTS CAN HELP

 

Multi-sensory environments (sometimes referred to as Snoezelen® Rooms*) are safe, relaxing spaces, designed to stimulate the senses to bring peace, calm, and wellness. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, the NSDRC’s Mobile Multi-sensory Room can be customized with a multi-sensory or single-sensory focus. Gentle light, soothing sound, relaxing smells, and touch can calm those feeling agitated and anxious; exciting visuals, music, sounds and touch can engage and stimulate those feeling disconnected and withdrawn.

 

The opportunity to benefit from the Mobile Multi-sensory Room lies anywhere across the Lower Mainland where people experience anxiety and stress and need a space to relax and ground themselves.

 

* Multi-sensory environments were first created by Dutch therapists in the 1970s and were called Snoezelen® Rooms (the word Snoezelen is a contraction of the Dutch verbs “snuffelen” - to seek and explore, and “doezelen” - to relax).

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partner with nsdrc to bring the mobile multi-sensory room to you

Working for a community for all is our mission and the drive behind what we do at NSDRC. The Mobile Multi-sensory Room is a true community resource; in addition to its use in NSDRC programming, our friendly and reliable facilitators travel across the Lower Mainland to share it with others.

 

The opportunity to benefit from our multi-sensory environment lies anywhere people experience anxiety and stress and need a space to relax and ground themselves. We work with our partners to customize Mobile Multi-sensory Room packages to meet specific user and organizational needs. Some organizations schedule our multi-sensory environment to be onsite once or twice a month, to complement other self-care resources they make available to their employees, students, residents, and clients. Other organizations choose to use the van at special events and engagements held throughout the year.

non-profit Mobile Multi-sensory Room rental rate: $30 per hour + $20 orienation fee

  • A one-time orientation fee is applicable for every support person assisting an individual in the Room.
  • All equipment is cleaned and disinfected between users and at the end of every shift.

Standard Mobile Multi-sensory Room rental rate: $1,200

  • Up to five hours’ room usage with the support of one or two trained facilitators from NSDRC.
  • All equipment is cleaned and disinfected between users and at the end of every shift.

covid-19 precautions

  • The Multi-Sensory Room is regularly cleaned with disinfecting wipes (such as Lysol and Cavi wipes) to ensure your safety before and after each use.
  • Room capacity is two (2) people. Only one (1) user and a facilitator who is part of that user's ‘bubble’ will have access to the room during the session.
  • The NSDRC employee on-site will wear a mask when providing orientation/training sessions.
  • During COVID-19 users will not have access to the following items due to the need for frequent laundering: weighted blanket, bean bag chair, any fabric items in the tactile sensory kit.

book the mobile multi-sensory room now

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frequently asked questions

These are the questions we hear most often from those interested in our Mobile Multi-sensory Room. If you have a query we haven't covered here, please contact us and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

 

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If you're ready to book the Mobile Multi-sensory Room, you may use the booking form above. However, if you have specific questions we haven't covered here, please contact Name Here at XXX-XXX-XXXX or name@url.com.

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