Mainstream Living

Sensory Center

The Sensory Center is a multi-sensory, therapeutic environment which offers a specialized selection of sensory equipment and materials that provide stimulation and relaxation through the use of smell, touch, sound, color and light.

The Sensory Center is tailored to meet the needs of each member and their abilities. Our members interact with the equipment as they find meaningful to them.

In this safe, comfortable environment, the member's primary senses are stimulated by music, lighting effects and gentle vibrations. Special equipment and effects such as bubble tubes, fiber optics, vibrations, and soft furnishings allow for self-controlled experiences in a comforting environment. Positive effects can extend to other settings, while stimulation and interaction can lead to improved communication.

Program Hours


Session 1: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session 2:9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1200 McCormick Ave, Ames, IA 50010

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