Sensory room at Portage Township YMCA

Sensory Room

Snooezelen Multi-Sensory Environment

What is a sensory room?
A sensory room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play resources and aromas, all used within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk.

What are the benefits of a sensory room?
A sensory room offers a therapeutic space for children and adults with autism and other special needs.

Who can use the sensory room?
The Portage YMCAs sensory room can be used by children and adults. While it is primarily used during our many youth program offerings on an as-needed basis, there will be scheduled open times available. See the available open times below.