Seth’s Sensory Boost

A boy from Deganwy in Conwy who has a diagnosis of Autism has benefitted from the award of an Enable grant for some sensory equipment at his house.

Seth, aged eight, is both highly sensitive and extremely active, and is prone to bouts of aggressive and disruptive behaviour as a result of his condition, which has caused damage to the family home.

Seth has padded walls in his bedroom, and various items of equipment that was helping him, but often it is very difficult to calm him down.

“Seth’s mum takes him to a Sensory Room at Denbigh Children’s Centre whenever she can, which is the only place where he is calm and his desire to lash out and destroy seems to disappear,” says Jane Harris, Director of Regional Grants with the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“He is engrossed by it and sits calm for hours at a time.

“Unfortunately, the Centre is a 40 minute drive away from home and so is not possible to visit on school days.

“Seth’s paediatric specialist had confirmed that he would benefit from a Sensory area at home and we have been delighted to have been able to provide an Enable grant of over £1,200, matching funding from Seth’s parents for other equipment, to provide him with a wall-mounted interactive bubble tube and soft play plinth.”

Seth’s Mum says:  “My son is much happier for having this safe space to relax and have this sensory stimulation.

“I feel so happy and relieved knowing he has this sturdy and durable bubble tube that will last his lifetime.

“He feels like he has choice and impact on the equipment with the wireless control pad that selects different colours, and the plinth is very comfortable for him and allows close access to it.

“We can’t express how happy and grateful we are for this equipment and just want to say thank you to the Steve Morgan Foundation.”

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