My Sensory Locations
Organized by: Adam Klein
My Sensory Locations: My Senses, My Locations...My Choice!
Our organization will use the money to develop a tool (website/app) to allow families to find locations, within their community, that match up to the specific needs of their Special Needs child/teen/adult.
Thousands upon thousands of Special Needs families experience stress and fear when visiting a new location because of the unknown physical environment.
Example: My wife and I visit the same Bertucci's pizzeria every Friday night. Our eldest daughter (who has been diagnosed with ASD) loves their bread and pizza. but the real reason is she is very familiar and comfortable with their environment. When we tried another Bertucci’s location, it was an utter disaster. The physical environmental at that Bertucci’s is completely different. It took us over 90mins to settle her down and have her take a seat inside of the restaurant
The Reason Why: We did not prepare our daughter for this environment. How could we? Unless we knew before hand, the current physical environment of that particular location. Our story is not uncommon and is considered the "norm" within the Special Needs Community. Therefore, families within the Special Needs Community have no way to combat this problem...until "NOW"!
My Sensory Locations will be the first interactive tool specifically designed for the Special Needs Community. This tool will allow those in the Special Needs Community to understand the current physlcal environment of a location within their community.