Macarthur Disability Services (MDS) went into the future when the Sensory Room opened at our Camden site.
The state of the art room uses light and sound to help stimulate people with a disability.
Equipment in the room includes a vibrating musical mattress that allows people with a hearing impairment to feel music, and a leaf chair that provides a sense of movement to people confined to wheelchairs.
Air beanbags, variable lighting, projectors and pin spots, fibre optics, bubble tubes and therapeutic music are other features of the sensory room. All items and equipment in the Sensory Room assist a range of disadvantages, but also have social benefits.
The Sensory Room provides therapy and stimulation based programs to improve participants’ quality of life. All ages can benefit from the Sensory Room and is available for public use.
The local community and Camden Council through its Mayoral Ball, donated more than $30,000 to make the Sensory Room a reality, and MDS thanks all those that contributed for their support.
The Sensory Room is open form 9am-3pm, Monday to Thursday 48 weeks per year. The cost is $5 per person per half hour. Group discounts available and bookings are essential.
[Pictured above left: Camden Mayor Cr Chris Patterson officially opens the Sensory Room]
For more information or bookings call the MDS Camden office on 02 4655 2043 or 02 4621 8400.