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  Touching All The Senses

October 2014   
Hello from the President,

It's so wonderful to see so many people using our multi-sensory room that we created just a short time ago.  To keep this room up and running we require a lot of help from the community. We are funded mainly through the money we raise at our events and by the therapists that rent rooms at our location. And we also have some wonderful and generous donors. Thank you all so much for your support.


Now that we have had some time to settle into our space, we are now looking to offer more fun events for our special needs community. We are looking forward to having more movie nights, dances, and possibly even art events in the next 12 months. In fact, we are planning a fun Halloween Movie Night this October 25th, from 6 to 8 pm where we will have pizza, popcorn, and drinks for the kids, while we watch Hotel Transylvania. This is always a fun event for the kids.


If you haven't visited us in a while, please schedule an appointment using our online tool, http://therapeuticcenter.simplybook.me or call us at 925-222-5322. And make sure you get trained so you can get the full benefit of the room for your child. We hold monthly trainings with our next one coming up on Sunday, November 9, from noon to 2pm. Visit our webpage www.specialhaven.org for more information.

Vicky Dunn 

A Sensory Diet

by: Jude Byrne

In England multi-sensory environments are easy to find, usually in special education schools but there are also some private rooms that exist which are open to the public at little or no cost.  My daughter, Bronte, was four when she began using these multi-sensory rooms and she had found enormous comfort, stimulation and learning opportunities in her early years from visiting multi-sensory rooms on a regular basis.  They really helped her  Learn more

Special Haven Golf 2014

by: David Chuey

On Saturday, September 6, Special Haven hosted its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.  This is Special Haven's signature event, which raised a little over $6000.  A big thank you goes out to all the sponsors for this event; Community Bank of the Bay, Jessie Mellan, Seel and Wright, Feldman Law Group, Max Martial Arts, Schwab Family respite and Exceptional Needs Childcare, Monica Wilson, Roberts Chiropractic, Ortega Ortho,  Learn more
More for the Kids

by: David Chuey


Special Haven has been open and fully operational for a little over a year now and we feel that we are at a great place.  Our multi-sensory room is being used almost every day and we have many groups that come in regularly.  We are so happy that the special needs community has embraced what we are doing and we hope that we will be able to provide this service for many years to come.  We have trained close to 50 people on how to use 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.
  • Halloween Movie Night - Saturday, October 25th, from 6pm to 8pm.  This is a fun and safe time for the kids.  We will be watching "Hotel Transylvania" and we will have pizza, popcorn, and drinks available.  The event will be at Special Haven, 215 G St, Antioch.  Please call us to reserve your spot, 925-222-5322.
  • Multi-Sensory Room Training - Sunday, November 9, from noon to 2pm.  Special Haven will be holding a training session on how to use the equipment in the new multi-sensory room.  If you are interested in attending the training please contact Jude Byrne at judeb@specialhaven.org.
Thank You - 2014

Event Sponsors

Community Bank of the Bay
Fast Signs - East County
Feldman Law Group
Jessie Mellan
Max Martial Arts
Monica Wilson
Ortega Ortho
Pacific Lending Group
Providence Bar & Eatery
Rina Accountancy Corp
Roberts Chiropractic
Schwab Family Daycare
Seel and Wright
Twin Tigers Academy of Self


Ale Industries
Drakes Brewing
E.J. Phair Brewing
Lost Coast Brewery
Mendocino Brewing
Schooner's Grille & Brewery

Sierra Nevada
$300 and Up

Jim & Janet Frazier
Peter Gatto
The Fremont Group


Up to $299


Aaron Feldman
Alan & Mandy Chuey
Andre Soto
Brenda Ng 
Brian & Shirley Elkins
Brian McCoy
Carolyn Solis
Cathy Woods
Cheryl Spence
Chris Roman
David & Ana Chuey
Dennis R J Asnicar  
Drake & Tami 
Earl DyFoon 
Ed Mack Agbuya 
Edmund Jabson 
Eric Marquis 
Genie Vestal 
Jasmine Chuey 
Jerome Jabson 
Jessica Franke 
Jessie Lachance-Mellan 
Jose & Cathy Rabago 
Jose & Carmen Rabago
Cathy Manolatos  
Kathy Slightam 
Kian Bolourchi 
Linda Theisen 
Lis & Barry Mitchell  
Lucious Upshaw
Lynda D. Williams  
Marie Wood 


Matt Schwab
Michael Trindade
Michele McDaniel
Michelle Munson

Mickie DyFoon
Mirna Remson
Monica Wilson
Navin Singh
Peter Norton
Polly Smith
Ralp & Cheryl
Rebcca Franco
Rob Manion
Robert I
Robert Lager
Ron Enos
Ron Nunn
Sandy Silva
Sara Ridge
Stacy Sanders
Stanley Davila
Stanley Ng
Steve Rojek
Thomas & Zosima Chuey
Tony Belbis
Veronica LeBoeuf
Vicki Helm
Vicky Dunn
Vince Friscia
Zelda LaFrank

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