Learn About Our New Sensory Initiative

May 15th, 2019

Thanks to contributions and grants, The Arc of Essex County was able to outfit sensory rooms at each day program more than 20 years ago, becoming an early adopter of the equipment and technology.  While access to sensory rooms is a critical component to reducing stressors, recognizing that individual sensory needs and routine preferences must be taken into account requires us to take our sensory initiatives to the next level.  

In 2018 The Arc of Essex County’s Adult Services, Behavioral Support, and Camp Hope staff piloted individualized “Sensory-to-Go” boxes with a handful of program participants.  The results were overwhelmingly positive.  We’ve identified an additional 30 individuals who would benefit greatly from access to a customized “Sensory-to-Go” box.  However, with an average cost of $250 to customize each box, we need your help.

Read this year's Spring Appeal to learn about The Arc of Essex County's "Sensory-to-Go Boxes". Then, make a tax-deductible donation to ensure we have the supplies in place to start making a difference as soon as possible.  Donations can be made online at www.arcessex.org/springappeal, via mail to 123 Naylon Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039, or via phone by calling (973) 535-1181 ext. 1224.