What is a "sensory room" for?

For people with certain developmental needs, even such an inclusive place as the Y can become too stimulating. Ask someone with autism how difficult it can be to compensate for a bout of sensory overload. No matter what event is taking place–from a relaxing swim to an exciting birthday party–they are faced with the choice: “meltdown or exclusion?” Sensory rooms provide a safe, quite environment to weather the momentary storm before returning to your scheduled activity.

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