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Dear parents with children and members of the ISNA-MSE,
Due to the corona crisis, many children and adults with limitations are unable to visit their day care because in most countries this day care is still closed or only partially open.
This situation has a big impact on the family situation, because often the home environment for someone with a disability is not always optimal.
Many parents are not able to respond to this problem, because of lack of time if one or both parents are going to their jobs
We are often approached with requests to advise and if possible, to support with practical examples. If you have a good idea or tips available about doing something within the home situation in the area of Snoezelen, please send us your thoughts and we will post it on the website.
Let us support each other in these difficult times and try to find simple solutions.
On the link https://isna-mse.org/homemade-snoezelen/ you will find some simple ideas that can be made by yourself and can be used in the home situation to let Snoezel activities take place
3 new board members in ISNA-mse.org
The board agreed about inviting Svenja Fuhrmann to the international board, on recommandation of Ad and Maurits . Since we didn’t have a ‘normal’ general assembly due to the corona situation, Svenja will be part of our board and she will be an official candidate as soon as elections are possible.
Welcome to the board, Svenja!
Fahad Alquaba is also new, with the same conditions.
Fahad is president of ISNA-mse for the Arabic countries. He is very active and already organized several conferences in Saudi Arabia. SA changed the visa regulations, so we hope to have a conference in Saudi Arabia in the coming years.
Read more about Fahad on this page
Also Amélia Martins a an active ambassador for Snoezelen, in Portugal and Brazil
She is a recogneized teacher as well, and on this site you can find the annoncement for several webenars in Portugues here.
ISNA-mse.org, the association for all people interested in Snoezelen / mse, multi sensory environment or enrichment.
Snoezelen or mse, two names for the same activity, is used for many groups today.
Not only intellectually limited persons enjoy this as a life improving activity, also many other groups:
elderly with dementia or Alzheimer, people with burnouts, hospitalized people and users of psychiatric facilities.
Isna-mse.org in cooporation with local organizations, arrange a Conference in different part of the world
This yeare we were in Prague, see more here
We have a.o been in Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and this year we will be in Belgium.
We gather many scientific articles and we create contacts between people all over the globe who seek cooperation.
The published articles on this site are just for members. Login to the members page here..
We have articles in several languages, but as a non member you can see the list of English articles here
As you might know, new European rules make it very difficult to receive money from abroad.
The reason is the many cases of whitewashing of money, so we are told.
We are now making a new account in Switzerland, managed by Isna-mse vice president David Grupe, who also is the second cashier.
So you can just become a member here, and you will first be charged the fee later this year.
Thank you for your patience.
Workshop Snoezelen in Hamilton Canada in March
Ad Verheul, Anthony McCrovitz and Maurits Eijgendaal did a 3 day course,
aranged by TFH Canada and Mohawk College