The Rotary Club VARANA Focșani has completed one of the most important and special projects for the field of education, namely the complete endowment of the sensory room for children with autism from the “Elena Doamna” School Center for Inclusive Education in Focșani.
The idea of the project started from the need to support less fortunate children, who need special objects to understand how an object should feel or how to perceive a sound or a ray of light. It’s about children with autism who, while still living with this disability, are normal children who deserve to live and feel everything around them.
The project was carried out in several stages, the first being the raising of funds at the traditional Charity Ball organized by Rotary VARANA Focșani on March 4, 2017, a ball attended by people with a big heart, willing to join this humanitarian approach, especially through its cause. We thank them once again for this!
With the collected funds, all the necessary equipment was purchased to equip the sensory room in the “Elena Doamna” Center. These equipments are very important because they stimulate sensory development (hearing, sight, taste, smell and touch), eye-motor coordination, cause-effect, language development, control of the environment and relaxation, being an environment in which stimulating activities and experiences are used to increase children’s awareness and positive behaviors. The room is arranged on sensory centers and is intended for individual therapy, in teams of one to one (a teacher and a child).
On May 26, 2016, in the presence of the members of the Rotary Club VARANA, of the team of the Center “Elena Doamna” and of the representatives of the public institutions that approved the project, the inauguration of this multi-sensory room was welcomed by children with severe sensory deficiencies or neurological problems. , children with perceptual difficulties or sensory integration dysfunctions, who follow recovery and rehabilitation programs.
From this date, children with deficiencies will have a new help in their treatment, the time spent in the sensory room increasing their concentration, alertness, tranquility and general awareness of the surrounding world.
Rotary Club VARANA thanks all those who supported this project and continue to believe in the steps and causes for education.