Plymouth Community Center Receives Recognition for Sensory Room
The Plymouth Community Center has received special recognition for having a certified sensory room. The designation came from the nonprofit KultureCity. It’s the first community center in the U.S. to have the designation.
“We’ve always offered inclusion services for our recreation programs so when we started planning this facility, it was important for us to have a space to serve guests when they needed it,” said Paul Pearson, recreation supervisor.
The designation means the community center is equipped to serve guests that might be overstimulated, or have sensory needs. A person of any age can have a sensory sensitivity, including people with autism, dementia, PTSD, or Parkinson’s Disease.
The room is located on the first floor of the Plymouth Community Center and guests need to check out a key to use it. There are bubble walls, oversized chairs, fidget toys and other amenities that are considered calming.
Guests can also check out sensory bags from a staff member.