Snoezelen Room

Snoezelen Room

ONGWANADA Resource Centre

Snoezelen Room

Ongwanada’s Snoezelen Room opened in April, 2001 and is based on a practice originally developed in the Netherlands in 1984. The Snoezelen concept comes from the recognition that stimulation, relaxation and enjoyment are basic needs of all individuals. Everyone thrives in the world around them through their senses and Snoezelen brings sensory experiences together, in a therapeutic room, for people with a developmental disability who cannot participate in other leisure activities in typical ways.

The Snoezelen Room concept is able to bring the activity to the client in ways that enables them to interact with the equipment which then responds and changes to their touch. To have an effect on what is happening in the room and the ability to choose the activity gives a sense of accomplishment to the individual.

Relax and stimulate your senses

A Snoezelen room is used to provide a variety of sensory elements to help stimulate or relax the senses. The room has subdued lighting and is furnished with specially designed, interactive equipment that creates lights, sounds, and smells.

Relax and stimulate your senses

A Snoezelen room is used to provide a variety of sensory elements to help stimulate or relax the senses. The room has subdued lighting and is furnished with specially designed, interactive equipment that creates lights, sounds, and smells.

Snoezelen Room

Booking Form

The room may be booked for 25 to 55-minute sessions between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For more information about this program, please contact Ongwanada’s Social Work Department at 613-548-4417 ext 331.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a fee for this service?

No. The Snoezelen Room can be accessed by individuals with developmental disabilities for free based on availability.

Where is the Snoezelen Room located?

We have one Snoezelen Room located at 191 Portsmouth Avenue at the Ongwanada Resource Centre.

A second Snoezelen Room is under development at our Napanee Community Participation Program located at 310 Bridge St W, Napanee.

Where can I find more information about the Snoezelen Room?

For more information about this program, please contact Ongwanada’s Intake Department at 613-548-4417 ext 3311.

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