LCSRA Sensory Room Campaign
"Building a Safe Place"
To serve the growing need of having a safe space for children and adults to de-stress and regulate their emotions, Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) has set a goal to equip a sensory room at the Annerino Community Center in Bolingbrook.
Bolingbrook Park District has served the special needs population through the partnership with Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA). The goal has been to provide recreational programs which build self-esteem and promote a lifetime of growth. In an effort to continue to serve our community and allow for future growth, LCSRA is transitioning to Northern Will County Special Recreation Association (NWCSRA). Our residents benefit from the same LCSRA team they have come to love with the addition of the NWCSRA team. This transition is taking place July 1, 2020. Staff are currently working together to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible for all involved.
What is a sensory room?
WHAT IS A SENSORY ROOM?
A Sensory Room is specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colors, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas all within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk.
BENEFITS OF A SENSORY ROOM
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A SENSORY ROOM?
Individuals with varying sensory disorders such as autism benefit greatly from a sensory room experience. This is what is commonly associated with a sensory room. Another population that can benefit greatly are those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The addition of a sensory room would allow LCSRA to serve a larger segment of the population.
Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA) represents the partnership between Bolingbrook and Plainfield Park Districts in their mission to serve the special needs population. Programs start from ages 3 years & up and include participants with any disability, both mild or severe.
Learn more: www.lilycachesra.org