Roses for Autism asks for Eagle Scouts’ assistance March 10, 2017 13:43

GUILFORD >> Roses for Autism, in Guilford, is in need of a gazebo for a sensory garden. Roses for Autism operates on a very tight budget and is calling out up and coming Eagle Scouts for their help building a gazebo to provide shade for those sensitive to sun.

With the help of community volunteers, they have spent the last year building their sensory garden.

A sensory garden can be therapeutic and educational for a variety of individuals especially those with disabilities that affect their sensory responses as is the case with Autism.

A sensory garden is a way of communicating with nature and stimulating community members through their senses, promoting social inclusion for any individual with or without disabilities and can be utilized as an aid in healing and meditation. The community will also benefit by the sensory garden as it assists in enhancing mental and physical well-being. 

The garden will include all seven senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste, vestibular and proprioception. The flowers will provide visual and olfactory stimulation and smell while the herb garden provides oral sensation. They are using various pathway materials for touch like pebbles and walking stones. In addition, we will have benches for reflection along with birdhouses and wind chimes to stimulate hearing.

Contact Susan Dunkerley-Squier at 860-262-3532 or by email

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