Wicklow Triple A Alliance Community Sensory Room Opens


The committee of Wicklow Triple A Alliance were very proud to celebrate the official opening of their
Community Sensory Room today. The new space has full sensory room equipment supplied by Adam
& Friends, and the project was funded by Mental Health Ireland. The space is a collaboration with
Little Bray Family Resource and Development Centre who will oversee the booking and
administration, and it is open to anyone with a sensory need who would benefit from it.

Cathaoirleach of Bray, Cllr. Erica Doyle officially opened the space and Charlie, son of
Wicklow Triple A Alliance’s Vice Chairperson Rebecca Galligan cut the ribbon to much applause.
Speaking at the event Rebecca expressed the importance of including all persons right across the
autism spectrum and stated that often those with complex needs can sometimes be overlooked if
the challenges experienced by some can be uncomfortable for society. Receiving the support and
recognition from Mental Health Ireland is a significant step in normalising the need to regulate and
restore the sensory system which many autistic people require in order to function.

Wicklow Triple A Alliance is currently working with other community groups around the country to replicate this project which is one of the schemes Wicklow Triple A Alliance oversees as part of their Inclusive Communities initiative. Chairperson Aisling Foran said, “I would like to personally thank Centre Manager Niamh Wogan and the wonderful staff for their hard work and belief in our community. We look forward to many more projects with Little Bray Family Resource Centre in the future including the development of a sensory garden on site. Thank you also to Minister Stephen Donnelly for his support in the background for our work. Also a huge thank you to the many local Public Representatives who came
to the opening in support of us today. We are so grateful for your continued support and goodwill
for Wicklow Triple A Alliance and our wonderful community of members.

To book a session in the sensory room contact the resource centre on 01 286 7644. To get in touch
with Wicklow Triple A Alliance contact tripleawicklow@gmail.com or www.triplea.ie

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