When our ASC bungalows in Coupar Angus welcomed a new service user recently, one of the requirements was that he have a sensory room.
The team wasted no time in refurbishing a room in the bungalow. They painted the space themselves, orders sourced sensory equipment online, and had new flooring installed.
Kerrie Nevin, Senior Support Worker with ASC, explains: ” This will enable our service user to relax and to self-regulate not only his presentation but also his emotion. Individuals with autism can become over-stimulated and this can quickly become traumatic for them.”
The Coupar Angus units, named Sidlaw View, are self-contained accommodation. Each of them has a quiet room but this is the first sensory room that has been crated. Says Kerrie: “A sensory space gives them a place of low stimulation.”
It is Kerrie’s hope that more sensory spaces can eventually be added at Coupar Angus so that more service users can benefit.
The photos below show the space before and after transformation.