About Journeys

The Journeys program is designed for adult participants with disabilities who require daily supervision. Discover Goodwill offers a unique, safe and nurturing setting that provides sensory stimulation, calming activities and personal involvement. Participants will enjoy ultimate relaxation in our Snoezelen multisensory environment.


Community integration activities are offered throughout the program week. With a strong emphasis on integration, our program strives to help participants connect with their local community in a safe setting. Individual choice is key in selecting activities. Examples of past opportunities have included touring the Olympic Training Center, enjoying coffee at a local restaurant and learning about our community while visiting a local museum.

Journeys' Snoezelen Room

Snoezelen (SNOOzelen) is a combination of two Dutch words: snufflen (to sniff, seek out or explore) and doezelen (to relax). This multi-sensory experience helps participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities express choice and engage in a wide range of experiences.

Developed in the 1970s by Dutch Therapists Jan Hulsegge and Ad Verheul, the Snoezelen concept incorporates specialized sensory equipment and materials that can be individually customized to blend sights, sounds, textures, aromas and motion to provide stimulation and calm the primary sensory systems.

Benefits of the Snoezelen Environment

  • Physical Health
  • Increased Relaxation
  • Improved Attention and Memory
  • Reduction in “Excitable” Behavior
  • Increased Quality of Life

 

For more information, please contact:
Jaimy Criswell
1460 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: 719.381.9484
Fax: 719.635.5713
Email: Jaimy Criswell