SensationALL space funded for children with disabilities in Scotland

SensationALL provides therapy-based activities and specialist support for children and adults with any disability or support need.

Pauline Alexander explains the benefits the Aberdeenshire play park will have on her and her son Morgan, pictured below, who is 5 and a wheelchair user.

“Morgan has a condition called bilateral polymicrogyria, plus dystonia and he’s epileptic. He’s unable to sit, walk or talk. He’s had many visits to hospital, but he just gets on with life and is a very happy smiley boy,” Pauline says. 

Five-year old Morgan, pictured above, loves to play says his Mum: “He’s a typical boy and loves messy play, rough and tumble, going outdoors and eating.” 

As a wheelchair user, Morgan’s access to playgrounds has been very limited, Pauline explains: “It’s great to have somewhere to take Morgan, as there isn’t anywhere in Aberdeen to take disabled children. Morgan loves the sensory room at SensationALL and the staff are fantastic and welcome you with open arms each and every time.” 

The new playground has been supported by a £45,200 grant from Wooden Spoon Scotland and opens up new opportunities of play for all. 

“I was over the moon when I found out the new play park was going to be wheelchair accessible. We have never set foot in the old play park, even though we have been going for years, as there was nothing there that Morgan was able to use. It’ll be nice that he can go to the play park like a normal kid and play with his friends. 

“We’d be lost without SensationALL. How we have missed going there last year because of the pandemic. Morgan will be overjoyed to go back. Aside from school, he has just been stuck at home this last year. which isn’t nice for any kid.” 

This story features on page 15 in the Spring/Summer 2021 edition of Spoonews, if you would like to read the full magazine please click here.

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