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  Touching All The Senses

December 2012 

Wishing you all beautiful blessings! We are happy to bring you our first newsletter, at the close of our first year as Special Haven. Together we are pioneering our way to bringing multi-sensory rooms to the United States. The blessings and your support continues to inspire us to make this dream a reality serving a special community of families. We would like to share what we have achieved together in this last year and announce our upcoming events to keep us all connected as we start our launch into Phase II.  Thinking of you as we celebrate the true spirit of the holidays.

Vicky Dunn

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Biggest Newsflash of 2012
by: Christine Schwab

The Christopher Douglas Hidden Angels Foundation, USA and Canada has awarded a grant to Special Haven. This Foundation has funded and built over 50 Multi Sensory Environments from Miami, Florida to Portland, Oregon and from Bay of Islands, Newfoundland to Calgary, Alberta, including an Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Austin, Texas.
We will be the first in California!  Learn more.

Making Sense, A Documentary
by: David Chuey

After seeing an article in 110 Magazine, a young lady from KTVU, Cecilia Wong, contacted Special Haven, wanting to do story on us. Cecilia was very interested in how our multi-sensory room helped children with special needs. This was truly exciting, but we weren't sure how we could get this done. We needed someone to do the story on and with the elections in high gear, KTVU wasn't ready to give up air time for our story. Cecilia was very determined Learn more.

Special Haven 10 Years in the Making
by: Jude Byrne

As a born and bred Brit, I arrived in the States with my family 11 years ago in awe of everything that was different from the UK, the multi cultural environment, the huge food portions, the Special Olympics opportunities and Walmart! I was very disappointed with the American tea, chocolate, baked beans and the complete lack of multi sensory environments for my little one Bronte!

In England I could take her to a multi
Learn more.
Upcoming Events
Special Haven will be hosting several different events in the next few months.  Some will be fundraisers and others will be family events.  Be on the lookout for flyers for our upcoming events.
  • Early next year, Special Haven will be hosting a Holiday Party.  We will have free pizza, video games, dancing, and we will show a wonderful movie to end the night.  All the kids will go home with a goodie bag.
  • In February, a special friend, Mirna Remson, will be hosting an art exhibit featuring art by Children with Special Needs.  The exhibit is titled, "Art from the Heart".  We hope to see you at the exhibit and all the proceeds will be donated to Special Haven.  We will provide more information in the coming weeks.
  • Special Haven will be hosting a Beer Festival in April, 2013.  We have five beer vendors ready to pour and sports memorabilia available for purchase.  We are hoping that this event will help us raise enough money to cover the costs to fully build out our multi sensory room.  If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact David Chuey at  We will provide more information in the coming months.
  • Don't forget to keep September 7, 2013 open.  This is the date for our annual golf tournament at Shadow Lakes Golf Course in Brentwood, CA.  This is our signature event.  We hope you join us this year.  We will provide more information in the coming months.

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  and Larry Castellanos)

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