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Redcliffe Library To Host Special Sensory Event

Story: Mark Philpott
Feb 23, 2019
Redcliffe Library to Host Special Sensory Event
Families with special needs from across the peninsula are invited to the Redcliffe Library for a sensory event in March, that will feature augmented reality colouring, robot technology and sensory story-time.

Brisbane-based special needs support network Sensory Souls is partnering with Moreton Bay Regional Council to host the Backstage Pass event where children, teens and adults with special needs can experience what’s on offer at their local library in a low-sensory environment.  

Sensory Souls directors Leah Keating and Chanelle Avison, helped develop the event, which is tailored for people with autism and other special needs.

Leah said there would be something for everyone at the Redcliffe event, from Harry Potter-themed games to pixel drawing and LEGO building.

“The ‘Backstage Pass’ event is a wonderful opportunity for families in the community with special needs to go to the library in an environment that caters to their needs,” Leah said.

“It is a judgement-free space, a quiet and calm environment and the activities offered are engaging and fun.

“The staff, who are there to help if needed, are very supporting and encouraging, and have all received training from Sensory Souls to assist in communicating with the families and children.”

Activities at the Redcliffe Backstage Pass event will include augmented reality colouring, LEGO building, pixel drawing, bot technology challenges, Harry Potter-themed games, sensory story time, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar early literacy activities.

Sensory Souls was established in 2011 to support children and families to have a range of fun and positive experiences in a safe and judgement-free environment.

What started as Sensory Movie Days has expanded to include a range of events, from Train Days to Laser Zone fun, stand up paddle boarding to surfing, pool days, museum visits and so much more across the greater Brisbane area. They also organise the annual Sensory Santa where families can have their children’s photos taken in a setting that caters to their needs.

To book your spot at this special event search for Backstage Pass Redcliffe at
www.eventbrite.com.au. The event is free to attend.

Backstage Pass Event
Thursday 14 March, 6-8pm
Redcliffe Library
476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe
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