Are you ready for the best play-space in town to be open?
Help make a difference in the lives of children in our community with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome and other developmental disorders by becoming a Gym Sponsor.
As a sponsor of Foundation Sensory Gym, Inc. your donations are tax deductible and will go towards: Funding the purchase of equipment. Providing high quaility and diverse play opportunities. Facilitate communitiy outreach and education. Establish a community reseouce that supports children with special needs and their families. Your sponsorship will help to ensure the success of Foundation Sensory Gym and the lives of the children it touches.
Donations can be made online using PayPal or checks can be mailed to Foundation Sensory Gym, Inc. at 900 E. Washington Street, Suite #150, Colton CA 92324
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Why We Need A Sensory Gym
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) effects how the brain receives and responds to information received by the senses. Children with SPD may be oversensitive to their environment: common sounds may be overwhelming or painful; the light touch of a shirt may chafe the skin. Diffculties with sensory processing are commonly seen in children with developmental disorders, such as Autism. Children with SPD often struggle with handling change, and may frequently throw tantrums of have meltdowns. They may have difficulty concentrating in school or even playing with friends on a playground.
Treatment for SPD (called Sensory Integration) includes creating a fun, playful environment where children can learn to respond approrpiately and function more normally when confronted with sensory input. In addition, sensory integration can be used to help calm and organize the senses of children who are struggling with SPD, allowing them to concentrate, learn, and even sleep.
According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) this year, presenting a 30% increase since 2012. With the number of children diagnosed with developmental disorders growing each year, the need for a Sensory Gym in our community continues to increase.
The gym will provide the tools and appropriate sensory play activities that children with developmental disabilities and Sensory Processing Disorder require in order to increase their functional abilities, gain necessary social skills and maximize their potential contributions to society throughout their lifetime.