The international ISNA-mse board has an online meeting June 21.

If you have any suggestions you would like to present for the board, feel free to send an email to me.


president ISNA-mse



Click the Facebook symbol in the upper right corner to see the ISNA International  Facebook group.


the next international conference is now planned to take place in September 2022 in Belgium. More news later!


The scientific research project has extend. See below on this page or click here

Some of the subjects we talked about


Like everybody else in our world today, we can only meet online, but fortunately it is a possibility in these difficult times. 

We had a meeting this week and we will inform you about important subjects.


The conference in 2021 is postponed (again)


The international conference was planned to occur in Belgium Le Mons this fall.

We just do not believe this is possible. Maybe some people can travel, others cannot.

So, we decided to ask the Belgian organizers to move the conference to 2022.

And fortunately, they accepted.

We plan to have our next conference in April 2022 in Charleroi Belgium. We are grateful the organizers are willing to find a new date for the second time. There will be a local conference (in French) at the planned date this fall.

This means that the only international isna-mse conference in 2022 is in the spring instead of the fall.

ISNA qualifications

 Sometimes we are asked to, officially, improve Snoezelen rooms.

This is not possible.

Rooms are always depending on country, financial opportunities, and cultural interests.

Snoezelen is about the relationship between a caring person and a person who needs/enjoys care, and we would love to qualify this relationship. We do this by organizing ISNA improved courses in many languages and many countries. Find your teacher on our homepage or contact your local ISNA-mse.

 Member Fee

 In spite of a lot of work our cashier did not succeed in collecting the annual membership fee from all members. We will not demand payment this year, because we do not have a conference. But we hope you will pay the fee before the next conference in April 2022.


Facebook group

 Our ISNA-mse Facebook group is growing every day. We now have more then a thousand people there, many very active, which is great! We urge suppliers to use this group in a modest way and only tell about new inventions people need to know about.  click the ‘F’ symbol in top, or click here to visit the group


The site

 To keep our site interesting of all, please send information you want to share with other people. This can be about research, course to be planned or whatever could be nice to know. Send your information to maurits@isna-mse.org and we will take care of it. companies can have information on our site, but it will be marked as an announcement, and cost a little  money that can help us keep the site in the air.





Linda Messbauer passed away

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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

Snoezelzorg is a foundation that links the care demand of a client – people with a physical and/or intellectual disability, the elderly and people with a psychiatric background – to a snoezel caregiver or sex caregiver. They offer the possibility to make use of reliable and safe care.

……read more…

Invitation to you all to participate in a scientific Snoezelen study!


Dear ISNA members and Snoezelen colleagues worldwide,


In cooperation with the University Groningen in the Netherlands and the Academic Collaborative Center PIMD has started an international research project on the effectiveness of snoezelen in persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). We aim to use the study results to work towards a snoezelen approach that offers a good fit with people with PIMD, healthcare and education professionals and parents and relatives. We would like to ask you to help us reach participants.


We would like to ask you to distribute the following call to people you know who use snoezelen in persons with PIMD. The call and the questionnaire are available in English, German, Spanish and Dutch. For questions, please contact the contact person below.


Thank you very much in advance,




Gemma Testerink, MSc, scientist practitioner Academic Collaborative Center PIMD (Contact: g.g.m.testerink@rug.nl)

Gerdine Douma, MSc, senior research Academic Collaborative Center PIMD

Professor Annette van der Putten, chair of the management team of the Academic Collaborative Center PIMD

Find more information in the following languages. where you also can find the update:

“We are very pleased that we have already received many completed questionnaires from all over the world. Thank you for this! If you still want to participate and share your experience about snoezelen with people with PIMD, you can complete the questionnaire via the following link until 14 June. Thank you in advance! Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study” 

“Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir bereits viele ausgefüllte Fragebögen aus aller Welt erhalten haben. Vielen Dank dafür! Wenn Sie trotzdem teilnehmen und Ihre Erfahrungen mit Snoezelen mit PIMD-Personen teilen möchten, können Sie den Fragebogen über den folgenden Link bis zum 14. Juni ausfüllen. Vielen Dank im Voraus! Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”

« Nous sommes très heureux d’avoir déjà reçu de nombreux questionnaires remplis dans le monde entier. Merci pour cela! Si vous souhaitez toujours participer et partager votre expérience sur le snoezelen avec les personnes atteintes du PIMD, vous pouvez remplir le questionnaire via le lien suivant jusqu’au 14 juin. Merci d’avance! Lien: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study »

“Siamo molto lieti di aver già ricevuto molti questionari completati da tutto il mondo. Grazie per questo! Se vuoi ancora partecipare e condividere la tua esperienza su snoezelen con persone con PIMD, puoi completare il questionario tramite il seguente link fino al 14 giugno. Grazie in anticipo!

Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”

“Estamos muy contentos de haber recibido ya muchos cuestionarios completados de todo el mundo. ¡Gracias por esto! Si todavía desea participar y compartir su experiencia sobre el snoezelen con personas con PIMD, puede completar el cuestionario a través del siguiente enlace hasta el 14 de junio. Gracias de antemano! Enlace: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”

“Estamos muito satisfeitos por já termos recebido muitos questionários preenchidos de todo o mundo. Obrigado por isso! Se você ainda quiser participar e compartilhar sua experiência sobre snoezelen com pessoas com PIMD, você pode preencher o questionário através do seguinte link até 14 de junho. Obrigado antecipadamente! Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”



Dear ISNA-mse official teachers

We would like to present the work of the different countries on our ISNA-MSE homepage. 


Therefore we would  like to ask if you could either send us some photos from your Snoezelen rooms or photos of working with your clients

If you like, you are welcome to write us a short text about it by presenting your work. 

Send us also the the email you would like people to use to contact you

Please send the photos via WeTransfer to svenja.fuhrmann@dein-raum.eu


If you have any questions, simply contact Svenja Fuhrmann or Maurits Eijgendaal.


Thanks in advance – we´re looking forward to your contribution

Maurits and Svenja

With the opening of a Snoezelen room, a long-cherished wish comes true for the guests of the Ronald McDonald Hoeve in Beetsterzwaag in the Netherlands.

See the duch video here on the right or read more here

Informes e inscriptión:


Mohawk College’s Multi-Sensory Lab

Located in Room A119 at Fennell Campus

What is the Multi-Sensory Lab all about?

  • Incorporates sensory equipment to help clients reach/advance their education and therapy goals.

  • The room fosters an environment that blends sights, sounds, textures, aromas and motion to provide stimulation of ones’ primary senses.

  • This client-centered room can be modified to meet specific sensory needs.

  • The most important benefit of all is that the client will have the opportunity for a meaningful leisure experience!

  • Read more and take a tour in the room here


Offical cooporation between the university of Santa Paulæa, costa rica and ISNA-mse.org.

ISNA-mse has a group of educated teachers, following a special program, approved by ISNA-mse worldwide.

There are many local ISNA-Mse around the world. find your local isna here…. and see if there are local people you can contact

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

Now also a Facebook group in Spanish, Made by Maria José


Maria José in Spain has  been given a European Erasmus project. The University of Lleida Catalonia, the Czech Republic and Poland are participating.

Our international research project is entitled: “ Support of the Snoezelen concept and its integration into university education” and is co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. There are three universities from three countries co-operating in the project:
– Slezska univerzita v Opavie, the Czech Republic (Coordinator),
– Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Bronisława Czecha w Krakowie, Poland (Partner).
– Universidad de Lleida, Spain (Partner).

The main objective of the project is to prepare a comprehensive instructional methodology and syllabus of the course “Snoezelen” at an international tertiary-educational level. We aim at creating the university course which will be applicable in an international student mobility. So far there is no such academic course, although Snoezelen-MSE is gaining on popularity worldwide. We believe this blanc should be filled, thus contributing to professional and scientific approach to unique multisensory Snoezelen context.
The main project outputs are:
– publishing a monograph and individual scientific papers dealing with Snoezelen concept and practice
– creating videos and a set od additional case studies as an example of the practical part of the course
– designing the “Snoezelen” course for student mobilities.

In our project we unite: intellectual outputs, transnational project meetings, multiplier events, as well as learning, teaching and training activities.
The project continues for a period of three years: from 09.2020 till 08. 2023. Our cooperation runs smoothly and brings results already. We are, a. o., working together on the monograph, analysing data for the papers and planning for the video instructions. We feel this project is much needed and at the same time very rewarding.  
Read more on the website of the University of Lleida:

Visit Snoezelen rooms in different countries.

Feel free to send YOUR pictures to Svenja


Feel free to send your pictures to maurits@isna-mse.org