Movement & Calming Rooms: Love & Autism 2017
At this year’s Love & Autism conference, we are offering Calming & Movement rooms for anyone who needs them! On Saturday morning (September 30th) Cindy Facteau will be giving an interactive tour of both rooms for conference participants.
Play, Dance, & Meditate: By Cindy Facteau
Join us for an interactive tour of both the Movement and Calming Rooms provided at the conference. Participants will be provided a hands-on demonstration of items available for use in both rooms, and we will discuss the importance of both authentic autistic movement as well as the need for quiet spaces to avoid sensory overload.
There will be a diffuser in each room using 100% natural essential oils, such as lavender and citrus blends. If you have any allergies or olfactory aversions, please let the host know and they will be turned off so that you may enjoy your experience in these rooms.
Movement Room Items:
• Dancing Scarves
• Rocket Balloons
• Various Fidgets
• Spinning Tops
• Yoga Mats
• Rocking Disc
• Stress Balls for Squeezing/Throwing
• Swiss Balls/Balance Balls for Rolling, Rocking, etc.
• Rolling Scooter Board
• Open Space for Free Movement
Calming Room Items:
• Adult Coloring Books with Markers, Pencils, etc.
• Soft Blankets
• Microplush Body Pillows
• Weighted Animals
• Weighted Blankets (One Small, One Large)
• Yoga Mats
• Swiss Balls/Stability Balls for Self Soothing
• Sheer Materials for Silky Sensory Input
• CD Player (very softly playing sounds of nature accompanied by classical music)
• Lowered Lighting
• Open Space for Quiet Pacing
Note: Please do not remove any items from either room, as they are intended for use in the designated rooms, and do not belong to the conference organizers. There will not be any supervision provided in these rooms during the conference outside of this breakout session, so we welcome individuals to bring their caregivers or support staff into the rooms as needed.
To learn more about breakout speaker Cindy Facteau, view her bio here.
Why this price point?
Our conference offers an honorarium and travel accommodations for all speakers! With 80%of our speaker identifying as on the spectrum, this is our commitment to fair wages for people with disabilities.