Thanks to a $13,019 grant provided by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL), Malcolm Eaton Enterprises was able to construct a Multi-Sensory Environment on its campus this Fall.
The Multi-Sensory Environment was completed in September, and first revealed to the public for the first time during our 50th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 25th.
A multi-sensory environment is a dedicated room or space that is designed to control sound, space, temperature and lighting. It uses special equipment that stimulates senses, and promotes feelings of calm and concentration. Time spent in multi-sensory environments has been shown to increase focus, improve communication, and encourage pro-social behavior.
The room was constructed using $13,019 in grant funds Provided by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL).
The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has been a regional leader in philanthropy since 1953. CFNIL serves as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois. Since 2000, CFNIL has granted more than $46 million for charitable purposes.