Autism Together

Autism Together Sensory Garden

We want to build an autism friendly sensory garden, which is accessible to the people we support during all weathers. We will provide a safe and calm environment, that people who have autism will be able to access at any time in the year.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1007878)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,764

Donations

34

Championed by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust

    Category

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • Please support our campaign to build an autism-friendly sensory garden to benefit the people we support. With your help we can transform this area into a safe garden space offering residents a sanctuary of calm and inspiration to retreat to. However, we need your help to achieve this!

    — Lisa Masters - Fundraising Manager

Situation

Many people who have autism experience a great sense of comfort and calm from being outdoors, no matter how harsh the weather. Currently Autism Together does not have an all weather suitable area, where the people we support can relax, surrounded by sensory items that will comfort and sooth them. This sensory garden will be used all day, every day and provide a much needed facility for the people we support.

Solution

A consultancy has designed an autism specific sensory garden, which is made up of individual pods, allowing us to continue adding to the project as funding becomes available. These pods include an area, which is covered by a large roof and has astroturf covered seating. One pod has large coloured windows, which will reflect the light. There is a musical area, which houses items that make calming sounds. There is an area for water play as well as other items usually found in a sensory garden.