Sensory Supports Training in the Reid Room
All are Welcome; All are Loved
On August 18, 2019, Grace United Methodist Church celebrated the official dedication of the Reid Room for Sensory Supports. That day, the Open Doors Ministry was thrilled to welcome over 50 congregants as they explored the room’s tools, learned about sensory differences, experienced the calm the room offers and came together with determination in welcoming individuals of all ability levels to our church family.
Since then, the room has been used regularly on Sunday mornings. With the tools that have been purposefully chosen, the room provides a place of privacy and dignity for individuals to regulate their sensory systems. Although this room is open to the congregation, we do ask that it only be used with an adult that has been formally trained by the Open Doors Ministry.
If you are interested in learning more about sensory regulation or think someone you love would benefit from these supports, we welcome you to attend our next training on Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The training is provided by an occupational therapist and speech/language pathologist from a local school district and will focus on increasing your understanding of sensory dysregulation while providing you with the opportunity to explore the tools that can be used for these needs. The Open Doors Ministry invites family members, caregivers, the Grace congregation, surrounding churches, and those called to create an inclusive environment for individuals with different abilities.
There is no charge for attending, but we do ask you to please register by Monday, February 17, so that we can plan accordingly. Registration is limited to the first 25 participants. Light refreshments will be served. Register here!
Contact Nicole Zaccaria, Open Doors Ministry Coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.