A pre-pandemic project gets restarted! Eagle Scout candidate Samuel Lagasse’s Sensory Room project is back on track. A Sensory Room can help an individual with sensory issues learn to regulate negative reactions to external stimuli by developing coping skills for these experiences.
Lagasse and his team began creating a Sensory Room at our Geyer Family YMCA last fall. The team consisted of fellow scouts Denzell Loblack and Max Ferrante and Scoutmasters Carl Joslyn and David Lagasse. Last fall and winter, the scouts worked on concept, design and built their first piece, a double squeezer.
The project is now located in the Meeting Room at the Park Street YMCA. The team is back at work, installing the materials created in the fall and setting up the room with shelving and padding to turn a hard fireplace into a cozy crawlspace. Next up will be the addition of building blocks, walking pads, and some posters to finish the room and supplement some of the material that belonged to the previous location.
Take a peek at how the Sensory Room is coming along.