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.
Click the Facebook symbol in the upper right corner to see the ISNA International Facebook group.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
“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!
“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 email@example.com
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
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!